JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Florida Supreme Court recently affirmed the death penalty sentence for a Jacksonville man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend in January 2009.
Justin McMillian murdered 26-year-old Danielle Stubbs, who was found dead in her town home by her brother and parents.
The murder stemmed from an argument about people the two were dating, prosecutors said. They said McMillian and Stubbs were broken up when he shot her to death.
Three days after the killing, McMillian was under the surveillance of the U.S. Marshals Service and was pulled over by authorities in a traffic stop. He shot at Jacksonville police officers and deputies with the U.S. Marshals Service. No officers were hurt.
McMillian was shot multiple times and recovered.
He was also convicted of attempted murder for the gun battle with police.
The 28-year-old was sentenced in October 2010 and is on death row at the Florida State Prison.