Tesha Miller “Guilty”!

Tesha Miller

Tesha Miller has been found guilty in rela­tion to the mur­der of for­mer chair­man of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), Douglas Chambers.

The deci­sion was hand­ed down a short while ago in the Home Circuit Court by a sev­en-mem­ber jury. The jury, com­pris­ing six women and a man, found Miller guilty of acces­so­ry before and after the fact to Chambers’ mur­der after more than three hours of delib­er­a­tion. Miller is to be sen­tenced on January 9, 2020. The for­mer JUTC chair­man was gunned down out­side the company’s depot in Spanish Town, St Catherine on June 27, 2008. In her sum­ma­tion, tri­al judge, Justice Georgiana Fraser, told the jurors that they would have to deter­mine for them­selves whether the tes­ti­mo­ny of the star wit­ness was true and make con­clu­sions on the valid­i­ty of his expla­na­tions for omis­sions.

In the tri­al, the Crown’s wit­ness, a self-pro­claimed for­mer mem­ber of the Spanish Town-based Clansman Gang, said Miller told him that Chamber’s mur­der was a con­tract killing. He also iden­ti­fied Miller as the leader of the gang and out­lined the hier­ar­chy of the crim­i­nal orga­ni­za­tion in which he said he was an area leader. The wit­ness, who can­not be named because of a court order, also dis­closed that he decid­ed to tes­ti­fy to put an end to the gang vio­lence and extor­tion tak­ing place in Spanish Town. Miller, how­ev­er, denied know­ing the wit­ness and refut­ed that he was involved in the killing. (Jamaicagleaner​.com)