Britnee Miller was sixteen when she took part in a murder. According to court documents Britnee Miller, her mother Tina Lasonya Brown and Heather Lee would stun the victim with a taser gun, bring her to a remote location where she was doused on gasoline, beat with a crowbar and set on fire. This teen killer would be sentenced to life in prison, Tina Lasonya Brown was sentenced to death and Heather Lee received twenty five years for cooperating with the prosecution.
Name:MILLER, BRITNEE A
Initial Receipt Date:05/08/2013
Current Facility:LOWELL ANNEX
Current Release Date:SENTENCED TO LIFE
A Florida appellate court has upheld the life sentence of a Pensacola woman who at age 16 helped beat an acquaintance, douse her in gasoline and set her on fire.
Britnee Miller, 25, was originally sentenced to life in prison for the 2010 murder of 19-year-old Audreanna Zimmerman.
Miller pleaded no contest to her role in the murder, and in 2013, she was sentenced to life in prison. After a Supreme Court ruling made it unconstitutional to give juveniles an automatic life sentence, Miller was granted a new sentencing hearing in 2017. She was once again sentenced to life.
On Tuesday, the Florida First District Court of Appeal affirmed that sentence without comment.
Miller and Zimmerman had reportedly been in a dispute before the 19-year-old’s death. Zimmerman reportedly thought they had patched things up, and visited Miller at the Ensley home of Miller’s mother, Tina Brown.
When she entered the home, she was attacked with a stun gun, beaten and forced into the trunk of a car by Brown and the women’s neighbor, Heather Lee. The trio took Zimmerman to a wooded area, where they beat her with a crowbar and set her on fire.
After they left her for dead, Zimmerman was able to get to residence more than a quarter of a mile away and find help. She later died in a Mobile, Alabama, burn center.
Lee is currently serving a 25-year sentence as part of a plea agreement.
Because of her juvenile status, Miller will be entitled to her first sentencing review after serving 15 years in prison.