Medina County Courthouse

Friday, April 09, 2010

Alleged Wal-Mart Parking Lot Shooter Changes Plea

Brian M. Milici, 26, of Edwards Road in Doylestown, Ohio, appeared in Judge Kimbler's court on Friday, April 9, and entered a change of plea to one count of Felonious Assault, one count of Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and one Firearm Specification. He withdrew his previous plea of not guilty to each charge and entered a plea of no contest to the charge of Felonious Assault and Carrying a Concealed Weapon and admitted to using a firearm in the commission of the Felonious Assault.

Under Ohio law, the use of a firearm in the commission of a crime carries a mandatory three year prison sentence. Such a sentence must be served prior to any other sentence that is imposed for the crime. This means that a defendant in Mr. Milici's position is looking at minimum mandatory prison sentence of five years.

Mr. Milici was allegedly with a group of people in the parking lot of Wal-Mart in Wadsworth on January 11, 2010, when a disturbance broke out between the group he was with and another group of people. Mr. Milici allegedly had a gun and either fired it or used it to assault the alleged victim.

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