Court grants application for jury poll in Tesha Miller trial

Monday, November 11, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prospective jurors that are expected to give a verdict in the pending trial of alleged Klansman gang leader Tesha Miller are to undergo a poll to avoid any risk of prejudice against the defendant.

The request was granted following an empanel application in the Home Circuit Court this morning by attorney-at-law Bert Samuels, who is representing Miller.

Samuels said his client does not want a juror to be empanelled without firstly putting questions to them regarding whether they have come to a view about him in regards to adverse publicity.

Miller, a St Catherine welder, has been in custody since last October on a charge of accessory to murder before and after the fact.

The trial, which was initially set for seven days beginning today, has been postponed to Wednesday.

It is alleged that in 2008, the accused gave another alleged member of the gang permission to shoot former Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) chairman Douglas Chambers in Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Racquel Porter


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