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Vybz Kartel Murder Trial Day 16 Live Updates

 
 

Vybz Kartel

Dancehall star Vybz Kartel is back in the Home Circuit court, Monday December 9.

The high profile trial hit its fourth week this week. The trial is expected to wrap up by the end of the week.

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Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, is on trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are also charged for Williams’ murder.

At the end of last former Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Cybercrime Unit head, Patrick Linton testified in the absence of the jury and the media.

Kartel outside court

The judge asked the 12-member jury to return to court today. Hilton’s testimony was video taped and could possibly be played for only the jury. He had told the court that his testimony could had national security implications regarding certain tactics police use to extract data from cellphones and computers.

This week the judge will determine if a letter the prosecution star witness allegedly wrote and sent to Public Defender Earl Witter in November of 2011.

In the letter the witness says he is being forced by cops to testify and that he had seen Clive Williams after his disappearance on August 16, 2011.

However, he denied writing the letter. A handwriting expert will analyze the letter.

A Digicel employee is also being sort to testify in court, however, there is no certainty that person will take the stand.

Update:

Deputy Director for immigration services at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, Ephieum Allen testified today telling the court that no one by the name of Clive “Lizard” Williams traveled outside of Jamaica.

She said a police name Vernon Thompson had previously asked him to do a database check back to 2005 and he found nothing.

Update:

The prosecution had no more witnesses to take the stand resulting in a early adjournment of today’s proceedings.

The defense attorneys are upset about the slow movement of the case which was scheduled to be wrapped up last week Friday.

Update:

Vybz Kartel lawyer, Tom Tavares-Finson, says the slow movement of proceedings is unacceptable especially since teh Christmas holiday is drawing near.

Update:

Lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor says former Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Cybercrime Unit head, Patrick Linton had some personal matters to attend to.

His testimony, which started last week, was scheduled to be wrapped up today.

Check this page regularly for live updates of today’s proceedings
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • trendsetter

    No body, No DNA match, how do you find the defendant ?
    NOT GUILTY !!
    Adidja Palmer you are a free man ….. !

    • troopz

      keep dreaming. #freebujuhangkartel

      • Oshane ZeroNugent Barclay

        Serious hating going on lol…….jah bless nd guidance yute

  • YoungJason

    this case nuh dun let ?

    • DreDay

      lol
      nope!

  • Truth

    How come dem take so long fi lock up tis dunce head dj talking abt gyal pu@@y gud like him high grade herbs.. Lava daddy devil need fi get some jail time suh him can get back black

    • Oshane ZeroNugent Barclay

      I think that’s the only reason u don’t like him because he bleached. Lol ppl like u I tell yuh lol. I’m not even gonna pass judgement because I’m not god. Leave it to di almighty. Lol jah bless hatred heart .

  • Lecture of UWI

    I THINK THE JUDGE IS BEING PATHETIC AND UNPROFESSIONAL IT OBVIOUS TO ME THAT HE’S BEING HYPOCRITICAL,NOW LETS BE FRANK AS A JUDGE I WOULD SEE THIS CASE IS A WASTE OF TIME AND I WILL DISMISS THE CASE WHEN THERE IS A RESULT OF NO EVIDENCE NO BODY NO DNA MATCH…