Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Jury Trial Set for Williamsburg Man Accused of Killing Woman by Distributing Fentanyl

Tyler McMillen of Williamsburg is due to stand trial this June for his role in the overdose death of a Gloucester woman (Photo by EKATERINA BOLOVTSOVA from Pexels)

WILLIAMSBURG — A new date for the jury trial of a Williamsburg man who has been charged with killing a Gloucester woman by distributing Fentanyl which caused her to overdose in 2020 has been scheduled.

According to a report, Williamsburg resident Tyler McMillen called first responders to inform them that 31-year-old Gloucester resident Nicole Leigh Shifflet overdosed on Aug. 12, 2020.

When first responders arrived, they attempted to revive the Shifflet before transporting her to a local hospital. Her condition at that time was considered critical.

Three days following, the medical examiner’s office notified law enforcement that Shifflet passed away.

The Williamsburg Police Department stated that it has collected enough evidence to show that McMillen provided Fentanyl to Shifflett on the date in question.

McMillen was arrested on March 23, 2021, and charged with felony homicide as well as for distribution of Fentanyl in connection to the death of Shifflett.

The jury trial was originally scheduled for Feb. 17, 2022. However, the trial had to be rescheduled as a result of a continued motion by the defense.

McMillen’s case is now slated to go before the jury starting on June 16, 2022, at 8:30 a.m.

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