Judge throws out robbery confession
The case against Clifford Miller collapsed when a judge threw out his alleged confession the only evidence that tied him to the crime.
Miller was accused of the home invasion robbery of Cynthia Thompson on February 12, 2010. Thompson alleged that a man broke into her home and robbed her of$4,400 cash, a$500 laptop and a$25 handbag. The robber escaped in Thompson’s 2008 Chevy Impala.
Miller’s lawyer, Dorsey McPhee, asked the court to suppress the confession statement because police obtained it through force.
Justice Vera Watkins did not believe the statement was made voluntarily and she directed the jury to return an acquittal.
Miller remains in custody because he has a pending armed robbery case.
Police arrested Miller in April 2010 and charged him with a spree of armed robberies that occurred in eastern New Providence.