A former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and music producer is facing murder charges in Florida in the United States.
He’s 41-year-old Omar Miller.
He’s more popularly known to dancehall fans as Miller 9.
Miller rose to prominence producing music for incarcerated dancehall star, Vybz Kartel.
According to information obtained from the Broward County Sheriff’s Department, Miller was arrested and charged yesterday.
He’ll be placed before the court, where he’ll answer to charges of murder, criminal conspiracy and assault with a deadly weapon.
Miller shot to dancehall prominence when he created the instrumentals for Vybz Kartel to lay tracks.
This isn’t Miller’s first run in with the law.
In 2011, the then police constable was one of four members of the constabulary who were freed of killing an 18-year-old man in Grants Pen in St. Andrew.
Miller was charged along with Detective Corporal Noel Bryan, Corporal Philip Dunstan and Constable Clayton Fearon for the killing of André ‘Kunte’ Thomas.
During their trial, the four argued they killed Thomas in self defense.
A gun reportedly taken from Thomas was tendered in evidence.
But the prosecution argued Thomas was killed in cold blood in September 2007.
The Crown relied on the evidence of government senator, Aundré Franklin, who said Thomas had his hands in the air when he was shot.
But two of the prosecution witnesses changed their statements during the trial, saying they did not witness the shooting.