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Jury selection has begun for a Kansas City man accused of stealing three pounds of marijuana at gunpoint, more than two years ago, in San Diego County.

The prosecution alleges that Phillip Esquire Miller IV, now 28, complained of the price and quality of the leafy medicine available at a medical marijuana dispensary in downtown San Diego, in April of 2010.

A passerby referred Miller to someone in the community of Vista, in northern San Diego County, from whom Miller was supposed to obtain satisfactory marijuana, according to allegations found in court documents.

Prosecutor Patrick Espinoza has charged Miller with attempted murder and robbery and assault with a firearm, for allegedly robbing the Vista man of cash and marijuana and other belongings, in his own home.

Miller and an alleged accomplice were stopped in their rental car two days later, by law enforcement in Colorado, according to allegations in court files. The trial for this case has been delayed by legal proceedings in Colorado, according to statements made in the Vista courthouse today.

Phillip Esquire Miller pleads not guilty to all charges and allegations, and remains free on bond previously posted. He is represented by privately retained attorney Herbert Weston.

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Visduh Dec. 4, 2012 @ 9:11 p.m.

"Leafy medicine", AKA dope/pot/grass/weed/bud and a host of other monickers. But it's all the same stuff. Ah, gee.

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SurfPuppy619 Dec. 4, 2012 @ 11:14 p.m.

Eva, what was his bond????? Those are serious charges and anything under $250K would be shocking....

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Eva Knott Dec. 5, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m.

The day that jury selection began, the judge granted defense's request to delay the trial until February 26, 2013. The prosecutor declined to elaborate on why, but private defense attorney Herb Weston suggested it was because the prosecutor handed over more information or "discovery" that same day, December 4. Herb Weston said he needed more time to "find out what the new information meant." Weston also said their position is that "they have the wrong person," and Phillip Esquire Miller IV maintains his innocence. Sorry, SurfPuppy, don't have the bail amount.

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SurfPuppy619 Dec. 6, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m.

The prosecutor declined to elaborate on why, but private defense attorney Herb Weston suggested it was because the prosecutor handed over more information or "discovery" that same day

The judge should have shut the prosecutor down and NOT allowed ANY evidence turned over the day of trial. It also suggest the prosecution has a very weak case, as they know you cannot go to trial without a thorough vetting of the evidence, and that cannot happen when it is turned over during trial.

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