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Former Pomerado Hospital Employee Sentencing Set For Friday

A fired Pomerado Hospital employee who posted threatening messages online saying he planned to go on a killing spree against former supervisors and co-workers is scheduled to be sentenced today at the downtown courthouse.

Jelaan Ayinde Miles, 26, pleaded guilty in November to five felony counts of making criminal threats and faces up to four years and eight months in state prison.

Miles' guilty plea followed a mistrial that was declared when jurors deadlocked 11-1 for guilt.


Detectives raided a home last April 18, seizing computers and firearms and arresting Miles. During their search, investigators found videos Miles made in which he showed off his mother's gun and a sword, according to Deputy District Attorney Adam Gordon.

Miles worked at Pomerado Hospital as an environmental service worker, which includes housekeeping, before being fired in June 2012.

An administrative supervisor at the hospital, identified only as Marvene, testified at a preliminary hearing that she had a few problems with Miles not following protocol.

She said a worker from the operating room called her to complain that Miles had crossed into a sterile area without shoe covers. When confronted, Miles demanded to know who turned him in, Marvene testified.

Later, Miles slammed a phone to the ground and threw coffee against the wall, the witness said. Marvene said she told Miles to leave and "cool off," but he was found cleaning another area and was escorted out of the building.


Last April, a supervisor called Marvene to inform her about a posting on the website Yelp, in which the author threatened "to kill everyone in the hospital," including Marvene.

Detectives used email coordinates to track Miles down at a Mission Valley apartment where he lived with his parents. In the defendant's room, detectives found a realistic-looking Airsoft gun and three samurai swords, said sheriff's Detective Trina Cremans.