A prosecution witness yesterday told the Home Circuit Court that Tesha Miller watched as thugs carried out the hit he allegedly ordered on then Jamaica Urban Transit Company Chairman Douglas Chambers 11 years ago.
The witness, a self-proclaimed former gangster, testified that Miller not only ordered the hit on Chambers, but was standing across from the bus depot in Spanish Town when the act was carried out.
The witness, who said he used to collect extortion money from taxi operators and businesses on behalf of the Spanish Town-based Clansman gang, testified that he and other men were instructed by Miller to go there to create a diversion on the evening of the killing. The witness cannot be named because of a court order.
The St Catherine native, who has been incarcerated at a maximum security prison for the last two years on a murder conviction, told the court that Miller instructed a man identified as ‘Blackman’ to carry out Chambers’ killing.
Miller is being tried for accessory before and after the fact to Chambers’ murder.
Earlier in the proceedings, a seven-member jury was empanelled following a polling exercise that sought to ascertain whether potential jurors held any prejudices against Miller.
Last week, attorney-at-law Bert Samuels, who is representing Miller, said this became necessary because of adverse publicity during the preliminary hearings.
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