Vybz Kartel murder trial

Vybz Kartel and his co-accused perhaps had their toughest week in court this week since the start of their murder trial in November last year.

Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, as well as, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are on trial in the Home Circuit court in Kingston for the alleged murder of dancer Clive “Lizard” Williams.

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Authorities say the accused men beat Williams to death on August 16, 2011, at a Vybz Kartel’s house in Havendale. Police say he was killed over two missing firearms while another man, who is now an informant, escaped.

This week the Crown, lead by state attorney Jeremy Taylor, introduced some new evidence including text messages and cellphone records.

Here are the five major developments in the trial this week.