PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A man was sentenced to two life prison terms plus an additional 50 years for the 2021 murder of Miya Brophy Baermann on the East Side of Providence. Isiah Pinkerton was convicted of shooting and killing Brophy-Baermann, a young woman who had recently earned a Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Northeastern University.
Brophy-Baermann, originally from Warwick, had a promising future ahead of her before her tragic death. She had obtained an impressive GPA of 3.94 and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Rhode Island in 2019. Additionally, she had gained valuable experience through various internships and fellowships at institutions such as Northeastern University and several rehabilitation facilities.
The indictment filed in 2022 listed a multitude of charges against Pinkerton, including murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and possession of illegal firearms. The case highlighted the devastating impact of gun violence and the serious legal consequences that perpetrators face for such heinous acts.
The sentencing of Pinkerton serves as a grim reminder of the irreversible consequences of violent crimes and the importance of upholding justice for the victims and their families. It also underscores the need for continued efforts to address the root causes of violence and to prevent future tragedies from occurring.