Vybz Kartel Trial Day 21 Live Updates: No Jury In Court
Vybz Kartel high profile murder trial continues today in the Home Circuit court in Kingston for day 21.
The highly publicized trial is now in its fifth week and is nowhere near a verdict.
Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is on trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. The dancehall star is jointly charged with Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams.
According to law enforcement authorities, Williams was beaten to death by the accused men on August 16, 2011 at a house in Havendale, St. Andrew. Police theorized that Williams was killed over a missing illegal firearm belonging to Vybz Kartel.
In court today former head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Cybercrime Unit, Patrick Linton, will continue to give testimony behind closed doors. Hence, there will be no media access to today’s proceedings.
Justice Lennox Campbell asked the jury to return to court tomorrow.
Digicel expert witness, Mario Assaad, says he is unable to determine whether or not text messages police say they recovered from cellphones belonging to Vybz Kartel did in fact originate from those devices.
He said SIM cards can be cloned.
Cybercrime cop Patrick Hilton is now giving testimony behind closed doors. His testimony is based around how the police recovered information from equipments taken from the accused men.