Following the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend 27-year-old Nevia Sinclair at her family home in Brinkley, St Elizabeth last year, Jermaine Miller was yesterday sentenced to life in prison for her murder.
Miller was also sentenced to 13 years in prison for burglary, according to his attorney, Queen’s Counsel Peter Champagnie.
Miller will be eligible for parole after serving 20 years.
The sentences are to run concurrently.
The sentences were handed down at the St Elizabeth Circuit Court in Black River by High Court Judge Justice Courtney Daye.
Because of an alleged violent relationship, Sinclair had moved out of her boyfriend’s home and returned to live with her parents.
On January 12, 2020, around 10:50 p.m., she was stabbed to death in her bedroom while her family slept.