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On November 9, 2021 Santario Miller, 36, was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury found him guilty of fatally shooting 39-year-old Shalamar Venable at a bus stop in Charlotte, NC. 

Santario Miller and Shalamar Venable

Santario Miller and Shalamar Venable

In May 2018, Santario approached Ms. Venable at a bus stop on North Tryon Street and accused her of stealing from him. Prosecutors say Santario attempted to rob Ms. Venable and produced a handgun, shooting her multiple times at close range. 

Ms. Venable was transported to a local hospital but died soon thereafter. 

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The trial began on November 1, 2021, and ended on November 9th with the jury’s guilty verdict. Santario was tried for first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

The jury found him guilty as charged. A superior court judge sentenced Santario to life in prison without the possibility of parole, as well as an additional 17-30 months in prison.