George Miller pleads guilty to killing construction worker

Maryland man George Miller pleads guilty to killing construction worker in northeast Washington home attack

The accused shot the victim after taking his property

(STL.News) George Miller, Feb. 27, of Capitol Heights, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to a charge of second-degree murder while armed in the November 2020 killing of a construction worker in northeastern Washington, announcing U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

Miller pleaded guilty in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He is due to be sentenced on June 28, 2022 by the Honorable Robert Okun.

According to government evidence, at approximately 1:40 p.m. on November 18, 2020, Miller rode his bicycle to a house under construction in the 1600 block of Olive Street NE. He entered the building and pointed a gun at Elias Flores, who was working on the site. He held Mr. Flores at gunpoint and took some of his possessions. Miller then shot Mr. Flores once in the head before fleeing. When first responders arrived Mr Flores was unconscious but breathing and suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. Mr. Flores, 48, was taken to hospital, where he died on November 23, 2020.

Miller was arrested on December 9, 2020. He has been in custody ever since.

In announcing the plea, U.S. Attorney Graves and Chief Contee praised the work of those investigating the Metropolitan Police Department case. They also expressed appreciation for the efforts of those who handled the case at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including paralegal specialist Tasha Harris and victims/witnesses attorney Karina Hernandez. Finally, they praised the work of Assistant U.S. Attorney Ariel L. Dean, who investigated and prosecuted the case.


Alice F. Ponder