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Way cleared for Reverend Al Miller's trial to resume

Published:Wednesday | April 2, 2014 | 10:15 AM

The trial of Reverend Al Miller is expected to resume in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court today, after months of delay.

Miller is charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice and accessory after the fact.

The trial was put on hold after Miller filed a constitutional motion seeking to challenge a ruling by the Resident Magistrate.

Last year Resident Magistrate Stephanie Jackson Haisley ruled that the popular clergyman would be excluded from a review of documents from police commissioner Owen Ellington.

Ellington’s attorneys had argued that the disclosure of certain documents being sought by Miller and his lawyers could have national security implications.

Miller took the matter to the Constitutional Court arguing that the Charter of Rights gives him the right to be present at the review.

One of his attorneys told our news centre that the magistrate has since ruled in Miller's favour that there must be disclosure by the police commissioner in relation to certain documents.

As a result, the attorney said the constitutional motion was withdrawn.

This has cleared the way for the trial to resume.

Miller was arrested and charged in 2010 after he was found in the company of then fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

At the time, Coke was facing extradition to the US to answer gun and drug charges.

Miller has insisted that he was taking the former Tivoli Gardens strongman to the US Embassy in St Andrew to surrender.


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