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Al Miller's attorney makes no-case submission

Published:Monday | May 18, 2015 | 5:06 PMGleaner Writer
Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller.

The attorney for popular pastor the Reverend Merrick 'Al' Miller is now making a no-case submission in the Corporate Area Criminal Court seeking to have the corruption charge against him dismissed.

Miller is on trial for attempting to pervert the course of justice after drug kingpin Christopher Dudus Coke was captured in a motor vehicle he was driving along Mandela Highway in St Catherine.

The clergyman has maintained that he was taking Coke to the United States Embassy in St Andrew to surrender to authorities there.

Miller's attorney Jacqueline Samuels Brown, in her submission, said she found it curious that police investigators did not raise this with Miller when they interviewed him.

"Not exploring this matter with the defendant ... the prosecution must accept that in his state of mind he was not doing something underhanded", Samuels Brown argued.

"And as you know, your honour, before the charge can be established you have to show the defendant's state of mind", she continued.

She said the questions asked in the interview indicates that the police was aware of contacts between her client and officials.