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Bryan Patrick Miller Sentenced To Death In Arizona

Bryan Patrick Miller was sentenced to death by the State of Arizona for two murders that took place thirty years ago

According to court documents Bryan Patrick Miller would murder 21-year-old Angela Brosso in November 1992 and 17-year-old Melanie Bernas in September 1993. Police believe that Miller knocked both of the young women off of their bicycles, dragged them into a wooded area where they would be sexually assaulted and murdered before being thrown into a canal

Bryan Patrick Miller was arrested back in 2015 however it took a long time before he could be declared mentally competent to stand trial

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Bryan Patrick Miller has been sentenced to death after being found guilty of killing two women along canals in Arizona in the 1990s.

His sentence was announced Wednesday in a Maricopa County Court.

Miller had been found guilty of killing Angela Brosso in November 1992, on the eve of her 22nd birthday, and 17-year-old Melanie Bernas in September 1993.

The verdict had been years in the making due to Miller and his attorneys pleading an insanity defense.

Brosso and Bernas both disappeared while riding their bicycles along the Arizona Canal in north Phoenix, according to authorities.

Police believe Miller knocked Brasso off her bicycle, stabbed her, and dragged her off the trail. Her body was found near a bike trail.

Ten months later, police said Bernas’ body was discovered floating in the canal. Her bicycle was missing.

Authorities said DNA evidence collected in the aftermath of both crimes showed the attacks were linked to the same suspect, and Miller was arrested for the murders in January 2015.

According to police, Miller denied any involvement, although he acknowledged living in the vicinity of the killings at the time and said he rode his bike on paths in the area.

Jill Canetta, Melanie Bernas’ older sister, told the court Wednesday, “September of this year will mark the 30-year anniversary of the gruesome murder of our beloved little sister, Melanie. Words cannot begin to explain the level of excruciating pain we experience every single day since her murder. We live without her smile, her hugs, her companionship. We live without her love.”

Linda Brosso, Angela Brosso’s mother, added, “The defendant stole my angel from the Earth. Angela was my one and only. I will never be able to plan her wedding. I will never have grandchildren. With his actions on that night, he murdered my angel, he ripped my heart, and I will never, ever be the same.”

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A serial killer who referred to himself as the “Zombie Hunter” has been sentenced to death. Judge Suzanne Cohen handed down the ruling Wednesday afternoon at the Maricopa County Superior Court in downtown Phoenix.

At the end of a six-month bench trial in April, 50-year-old Bryan Patrick Miller was convicted of murdering Angela Brosso on Nov. 8, 1992 while she was out on a bike ride along a Phoenix canal the night before her birthday. Nearly a year later on Sept. 21, 1993, the body of 17-year-old Melanie Bernas was found about 1.5 miles away from where Brosso was murdered.

Investigators found both women had been sliced with a knife and showed signs of sexual assault. The murders remained unsolved for over 20 years until DNA linked Miller to the crimes in 2015. His trial finally got underway last September. Miller waived his right to a jury trial, meaning it was up to the judge alone to convict him and then decide his sentence.

Following his conviction, the sentencing phase of the trial happened last month, where Miller spoke in court for the first time. “I am not looking for sympathy today,” he said on May 22. “This time is for the family and the friends of the victims. I cannot imagine what pain they have endured for all these years.

On Wednesday, Bryan Patrick Miller received two death sentences for murder as well as an additional 24 years for two counts of kidnapping and two counts of attempted sexual assault.

“September of this year will mark the 30-year anniversary of the gruesome murder of our beloved little sister, Melanie,” Burnas’ sister, Jill Canetta, said in court. “Words cannot begin to explain the level of excruciating pain we experience every single day since her murder. We live without her smile, her hugs, her companionship. We live without her love.”

“The defendant stole my angel from the Earth. Angela was my one and only. I will never be able to plan her wedding. I will never have grandchildren,” said Linda Brosso, Angela’s mother. “With his actions on that night, he murdered my angel, he ripped my heart, and I will never, ever be the same.”

https://www.azfamily.com/2023/06/07/zombie-hunter-sentenced-death-phoenix-canal-murders/

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