Vybz Kartel murder trial in the Home Circuit court in Kingston is now in its 22nd day.
The self proclaim Worl’Boss is on trial for the alleged murder of dancer Clive “Lizard” Williams. He is jointly charged along with Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams.
Yesterday there were no media access to the courtroom as former head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Cybercrime Unit, Patrick Linton, continued to give his testimony behind closed doors.
Justice Lennox Campbell had asked jurors to return to court today. The media and members of the public will also be allowed back in court today as the trial drags on into the new year.
Last week Friday, Digicel’s group chief technology officer, Mario Assaad, testified that it was not possible for him to determine if text messages law enforcement say they recovered from cellphones belonging to Vybz Kartel did in fact originate from those devices.
His testimony bore a hole in the prosecution case after police officers have long indicated that they have text messages evidence against the dancehall star and his co-accused.
It’s not clear yet who will take the witness stand today.
The trial remains behind closed door today and will likely be that way until Thursday of this week.
The media and jury was asked to leave the court this morning as cybercrime cop Patrick Hilton continues his testimony.