LEADER of the Spanish Town-based Klansman gang Tesha Miller was convicted on charges of robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm, after he appeared in the Corporate Area Gun Court today.
Miller was arrested in December last year in connection with a stolen motor vehicle. his arrest sparked a demonstration by residents in the hotbed community of De La Vega City in Spanish Town, who claimed the cops were unfairly targeting him.
He was also detained in October, when he was interrogated by Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) detectives about crimes committed in the old capital.
Since his arrest in December the Klansman gang has been split by bloody infighting for the leadership of the criminal network which saw over a dozen persons being killed in areas known to be the stomping ground of the gang.
In September last year Miller denied entry by immigration authorities in the Bahamas. He was detained by the Bahamas immigration authorities overnight and sent back to Jamaica the following day.
In June 2010, Miller, also called ‘Rat’, was acquitted of the murder of John Haughton in Jamaica’s Home Circuit Court because of insufficient evidence.
Haughton was shot and killed on St John’s Road in Spanish Town in April 2004.
Months before, Miller was also set free of the triple murders of Oraine Jackson, Jeffery Johnson and Nicole Allen in Braeton, St Catherine in January 2005. He had absconded bail on the murder charges and fled to the United States in that same year.
He was held by the US authorities in October 2006 and charged with re-entering that country illegally. He had been previously deported from that country.
A .45 pistol, an SKS assault rifle, one pound of marijuana and a large scale – which the US agents said was commonly used to distribute narcotics – were allegedly found in an apartment Miller occupied in Tampa, Florida.