Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, Paula Llewelyn is dismissing as imaginative and without basis a claim by defence attorney, Bert Samuels, that an injustice has been done to convicted criminal and alleged Klansman gang leader, Tesha Miller.
Miller was convicted of being an accessory before and after the fact to murder in relation to the 2008 killing of then JUTC Chairman, Douglas Chambers.
He was sentenced yesterday to almost 39-years imprisonment without parole.
Yesterday, Miller’s lawyer, Bert Samuels, said an injustice was done to his client because the man who the prosecution’s main witness alleged pulled the trigger in the killing of Douglas Chambers was not convicted in a separate trial.
Samuels says the subsequent conviction of Tesha Miller has created a stench around the justice system.
DPP Llewelyn is dismissing Mr. Samuels’s comments.
The DPP is also dismissing a suggestion by Mr. Samuels that Tesha Miller will have a strong case on appeal because when the Jury was being empanelled, he, Samuels, was allowed to make only two preemptive challenges as opposed to four.
The country’s chief prosecutor says the State will be ready to respond to any arguments raised by Tesha Miller’s attorneys in the Court of Appeal.
The DPP was speaking on Nationwide: This Morning with Kalilah Reynolds and Abka Fitz-Henley.