Trial ordered for ex-Pomerado Hospital worker accused of posting online threats against co-workers

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A fired Pomerado Hospital employee accused of posting
threatening messages online that said he planned to go on a killing spree
against former supervisors and co-workers must stand trial on six criminal
threat charges, a judge ruled Thursday.

Jelaan Ayinde Miles, 26, faces up to six years and four months in prison
if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney Adam Gordon. The defendant is
being held on $500,000 bail.

Detectives raided a home in the 2500 block of Fenton Parkway on April
18, seizing computers and firearms and arresting Miles. During their search,
investigators found videos they say Miles made in which he shows off his
mother's gun and a sword, according to the prosecutor.

Miles worked at Pomerado Hospital as an environmental service worker,
which includes housekeeping. He was fired in June 2012, according to testimony
at today's preliminary hearing.

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

She testified that in early May, 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 in the operating room, 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.

This past 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 herself.

“I was first on the list. I was afraid,” she testified.

Sheriff's Detective Trina Cremans testified that the threats — also
posted on the website Glassdoor — were “extremely serious.”

Detectives used email coordinates to track Miles down at a Mission
Valley apartment where he lived with his parents, Cremans said. In the
defendant's room, detectives found an airsoft gun that looked real and three
Samurai swords, she testified.

Cremans said detectives asked Miles about being fired from the hospital.

“He was very angry about it. He didn't feel it was justified,” Cremans
testified.

Miles said he had stopped taking his medications last November and
admitted posting the threats online, the detective testified. She said the
defendant also told her that he was “80 percent sure” he was going to go
through with the threats and killings for revenge and to “ruin their (the
victims') world.”

Miles pointed out to the detective two videos he had made showing him
with guns, ammunition and a sword, saying he was a “pressure cooker,” the
witness said.

Judge Charles Rogers ruled that enough evidence was presented to order
Miles to proceed to trial. A Superior Court arraignment was scheduled for July
11.

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