‘Tuba Man’ killer pleads guilty in 2012 Munchbar shooting
The man convicted when he was a teenager of killing a popular Seattle street musician has pleaded guilty to murder.
Jamari Jones is now 21 years old. As a 16 year old, he attacked the guy known as “Tuba Man” or Edward McMichael.
“Mr. McMichael was robbed one night by a number of individuals, including Mr. Jones,” said Mark Larson, chief criminal deputy King County prosecutor. “He didn’t actually die for almost a week when some type of bleed in his brain took his life.”
On Wednesday, Jones pleaded guilty as charged to second degree murder for shooting a man in a Bellevue bar on Christmas Eve 2012. Munchbar was jammed with holiday revelers, Seahawks fans, and players following a game. Larson said Jones got into a fight with DeShawn Milliken.
“Mr. Jones pulled out a weapon and fired numerous rounds, among them striking and killing the victim, DeShawn Milliken,” Larson said.
Jones’ attorney will recommend that a judge sentence Jones to 15 years in prison. The prosecutor will recommend a sentence of more than 19 years, which is within the standard range.