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Rev Al Miller found guilty

Published:Friday | September 23, 2011 | 8:36 AM

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer



Reverend Al Miller has been found guilty of negligence resulting in the loss or theft of his licensed firearm.



Reverend Miller, who is the pastor of Fellowship Tabernacle Church, in St Andrew, was charged in January earlier this year.



Senior Resident Magistrate Lorna Williams announced the verdict when the case resumed today in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.



In handing down her ruling, Williams said she rejected the unsworn statement Miller gave in his defence.



Responding to the verdict, Miller said it shows flaws in the system.



Allegations are that the reverend and his daughter were on their way home when they stopped at a school in the Shortwood area, of St Andrew, to pick plums.



He reportedly left a pouch containing the firearm and several rounds of ammunition in his car, but returned to find them missing.



Reverend Miller is also before the courts on separate charges. He has been charged for harbouring a fugitive and attempting to pervert the course of justice after then fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was captured in his car along the Mandela Highway, in St Catherine.



livern.barrett@gleanerjm.com