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Teen sentenced in 2015 Miller Park murder

Posted at 4:21 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 18:22:19-04

One of the teens involved in a deadly attempted robbery, along with a 12-year-old boy, is sentenced in Douglas County District Court.

Shuntayvious Primes-Willis, 16, is sentenced to 30-50 years in prison after pleading guilty to 2-nd degree murder and use of a weapon.  With “Goodtime,” he'll likely serve 15-20 years before being eligible for parole.

In June 2015, Primes-Willis admitted to being part of a set-up to rob Jamymell Ray when he and two others asked Ray to sell them a small amount of marijuana at Miller Park.  Primes-Willis who was 15-years-old, Jamar Milton who was 17, and a then 12-year-old all had guns.  Prosecutors say Milton shot ray and Primes-Willis shot Charles Fisher.  Fisher survived; Ray died at the hospital.

Though Primes-Willis was believed to have shot Fisher that charge was dropped and he pleaded guilty to the 2nd degree murder of Ray.

"We wanted to get him convicted of the murder charge and we felt that gave the judge the parameter of sentencing that would be appropriate for a 15-year-old under these circumstances," said Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine.

Shelly Fisher Mimms says still struggles to make sense of what happened the afternoon of June 29, 2015 at Miller Park.  She says the murder and shooting is even harder to comprehend because her son Charles grew up with the parents of the teens who shot them.

"I feel sorry for both families, all the families because for whatever reason they wanted to shoot or kill my son, I don't know," Fisher Mimms explained.

Primes-Willis will get credit for 374 days served.

Jamar Milton's first degree murder trial is scheduled for November.

The 12-year-old juvenile, now 13, is currently at Boys Town and will be under the juvenile court's control until he is 19.