The infamous Tesha Miller, leader of the Clansman Gang based in Spanish Town, St Catherine has been sentenced to 38 years and nine months in prison. But his lawyers have already indicated that they will be mounting an appeal for the convicted gangster.
However, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has vowed that when it comes, her office will be ready.
She made the commitment yesterday while speaking to journalists less than an hour after Miller was sentenced for the 2008 murder of then Jamaica Urban Transit Company chairman, Douglas Chambers.
“In the Court of Appeal, which is where we practise every day from the Office of the DPP, we will be ready to beat any arguments from my learned friends as a matter of law in any area,” Llewellyn said.
The DPP is adamant that justice has been served. “It was not an easy case for my office to prosecute. Several of the issues arising will always have to remain in the trenches, out of sight, and it’s good prosecution when you can get over the challenges and present the best possible case,” she said.
On December 3, 2019, a seven-member jury found 39 year-old Miller, guilty of accessory before and after the fact to Chambers’ murder.
On the charge of accessory before the fact to murder, Miller was sentenced to 38 years and nine months while he was sentenced to 18 months on the charge of accessory after the fact to murder. The sentences will run concurrently.