Crown, de­fence ask­ing for 7.5 years for men in­volved in C.B.S killing

Calvin Kenny, Ch­es­ley Lu­cas plead guilty to man­slaugh­ter in death of Steven Miller

The Western Star - - Close To Home - BY TARA BRAD­BURY SALTWIRE NET­WORK

Two of the men charged in con­nec­tion with the stab­bing death of a Con­cep­tion Bay South man were in court in St. John’s Thurs­day morn­ing, sit­ting next to each other in the dock while their lawyers sat side-by-side in front of them.

Ch­es­ley Lu­cas and Calvin Kenny, both of whom have pleaded guilty to man­slaugh­ter, rob­bery, forcible con­fine­ment and ar­son in con­nec­tion with the July 30 death of 25-year-old Steven Miller, agree with the Crown’s sug­ges­tion of a 7 1/2 year jail sen­tence. That would in­clude sen­tences for a num­ber of the charges run­ning con­cur­rently.

There is a pub­li­ca­tion ban on the ev­i­dence and de­tails of the case, given that an­other coac­cused in the case, Paul Con­nolly, might still face a mur­der trial. His pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry is due to start next month.

A fourth ac­cused man, Kyle Mor­gan, pleaded guilty ear­lier this month to be­ing an ac­ces­sory af­ter the fact in con­nec­tion with the death, and is await­ing sen­tenc­ing.

Miller was kid­napped from his Seal Cove home in the early morn­ing hours of July 30, 2016. His body was found at the end of a res­i­den­tial drive­way in Kel­li­grews later that day.

All four ac­cused men were orig­i­nally charged with mur­der in con­nec­tion with Miller’s death.

Lu­cas and Kenny will be back in court Sept. 7, when Judge Colin Flynn is ex­pected to bring down sen­tences.

TARA BRAD­BURY/THE TELE­GRAM

Calvin Kenny, 26, is taken back into cus­tody by a sher­iff’s of­fi­cer at pro­vin­cial court in St. John’s Thurs­day af­ter­noon. Kenny and co-ac­cused Ch­es­ley Lu­cas, 23, will be back in court Sept. 7, at which time they may be sen­tenced for their roles in the...

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