Court extends deadline for student in death threat case

Jodie Miller

NASSAU-A woman who sent online death threats to police officers has received more time to complete anger management classes.

Jodie Miller, 21, was supposed to conclude the classes bu August 6.

However, her lawyer Lennox Coleby said the class schedule was disrupted by the coronavirus lockdown and the passage of Hurricane Isaias.

As a result, Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt gave Miller until September 16 to complete her final classes. She also already made a court-ordered apology on her social media accounts.

Once Miller completes her classes, she’ll be eligible for a conditional discharge.

Miller pleaded guilty to threats of death in April.

The university student wished death on police officers on her Twitter and Facebook accounts on Sunday, April 5.

She made the offensive posts after viewing a viral video of two police officers arresting a man in the Kemp Road area. The police encounter angered people in the neighbourhood. They intervened as police tried to take man into custody.

As the crowd surrounded the two officers, one of them drew a gun and fired several shots.

Miller posted the video on her Facebook account and commented: “That’s only two police. They should have killed them.”

But it didn’t stop there. Miller then tweeted, “Nassau police so f*** up. I don’t know why people just don’t start killing them for nothing. ”

After viewing the video and Miller’s, WPC 3912 D’andre Cadet made a complaint to the Central Detective Unit saying that she feared for her life.

Police arrested Miller at her home. When they asked her why she wanted police dead, Miller said that’s how she felt after she saw the video.

Mr Coleby said the video brought back memories of a painful encounter that Miller had with police three years ago.

He said the business management major at the University of The Bahamas had made a “silly mistake.”