Mother, daughter sentenced for Marshall bank robberies

By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal

ABERDEEN – Two Tennessee women – mother and daughter – could spend nearly 30 years in prison for two Marshall County bank robberies.
Thursday, U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock sentenced Angela Bryson Miller, 46, and Starlet Miller Kizer, 24, for their parts in 2010 robberies of Slayden Bank in Lamar and Citizens’ Bank in Byhalia.
She also ordered Kizer to pay about $19,000 restitution to Citizens’.
Prison sentences were 384 months for Miller and 385 months for Kizer.
For good behavior, federal prison policy allows a deduction of one month for every year served, so for these women, it could mean they spend slightly more than 29 years in custody before starting years of supervised release.
A federal jury convicted the Memphis women in August 2011 during a six-day trial in Aberdeen.
Miller was found guilty on two counts – using firearms in each of the robberies. Kizer was found guilty of those two charges, plus the Citizens’ robbery by deadly force.
The jury found them not guilty in the Slayden Bank robbery, from which nearly $25,000 was taken.
Their three male co-defendants, all of Memphis, took deals with guilty pleas during 2011. They testified against the women and were sentenced to pay their share of restitution, plus prison for terms ranging from nearly nine years to 20 years.
The five were indicted Nov. 17, 2010.
Friday, Maj. Kelly McMillan with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office thanked the FBI’s Southaven staff for help with the investigation and trial preparation.
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons will decide where Miller and Kizer spend their sentences.