SAN ANTONIO – A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison in connection with the fatal shooting of another man in 2016.
Jason Marino, 21, was sentenced in the 227th District Court as part of a plea deal to murder charges in the fatal shooting of Milton Miles, 37.
Testifying during his sentencing hearing on Friday, Marino said that he and five others burst through the door of a TPC Parkway apartment in hopes of getting some marijuana.
“It was just a plan to rob somebody. We were going to take something and leave,” Marino said in court. “Nobody was supposed to get hurt.”
As they forced their way into the apartment with guns drawn, three shots were fired, and Miles was shot to death.
Marino and three other men, including Jamaar McNeil, were charged with capital murder. A woman and a teen were charged with aggravated robbery. The charges to the men were later reduced to murder.
Though he admitted he had a gun that night, Marion insisted that he didn’t shoot Miles.
After he was sentenced to 30 years in prison by Judge Kevin O’Connell in 227th District Court, Marino addressed Miles’ mother.
“I’m sorry all this has happened, and I wish I could take it back and just stayed in my house that night,” Marion told her.
“Woe be unto you until you change, with God’s help,” she said. “Your participation didn’t just end Milton’s life, it ended life as we knew it for me, my family and all the lives he touched.”
McNeil is scheduled to be sentenced Friday afternoon.