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VYBZ KARTEL TRIAL: Defense Rips Detective Corporal’s Testimony

Vybz Kartel murder trial

Vybz Kartel trial update.

Defense attorneys Tom Tavares-Finson and Pierre Rogers had a field day with Detective Corporal Shawn Brown on the witness stand.

Brown, who is from the Organized Crime Investigation Division (OCID) of the police force, took the witness stand last week where he delivered a PowerPoint presentation of some damning text messages alleged sent by Clive Williams, Shawn Storm, Vybz Kartel and Williams’ girlfriend.

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The cybercrime cop ended his testimony yesterday but not before defense attorneys chided him for misleading the court.

Attorney Pierre Rogers, who is representing Kahira Jones, pressed Detective Shawn Brown about his testimony.

Here are some excerpts from the exchange:

Rogers: “Do you agree with me that within your analysis wittingly or unwittingly you have taken certain things out of context?”

Brown: “No sir I do not agree with you.”

Rogers: “Do you agree with me that you have taken it out of context?”

Brown: “In relation to that issue yes.”

The issue was regarding the text message allegedly sent by Shawn Storm regarding his daughter Lizzy. However, Detective Shawn Brown initial presenting the text referring to Clive “Lizard” Williams.

Rogers: “Do you agree that certain things that beg explanation you choose not to put it before the court?”

Brown: “No sir I did not.”

Rogers: “Do you agree that in the interest of fairness it should have been highlighted to the jury?”

Brown: “I did not make a detail analysis of that.”

Rogers: “Your analysis of this document has been unfair and is incomplete.”

Brown: “I’m not agreeing with you sir.”

Rogers: “You sir have one aim in mind and that is to give evidence to secure a conviction.”

Brown: “I put the information to the court.”

The text messages at the heart of the row between the prosecution and the defense turned out to be Shawn “Storm” Campbell speaking with the mother of his daughter and girlfriend about their daughter school supply.

“How much fi deal with every ting fi Lizzy,” Shawn Storm text on August 16, 2016.

Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, along with Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are all on trial for the August 16, 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

Police say Williams was beaten to death a Vybz Kartel’s house in Havendale over two missing firearms believed to be belonging to the deejay.

Police has yet to find his body.

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  • Justice For Lizard

    Vybz Kartel should be find guilty and sent to prison. Yes the police are idiots but its very clear he had something to do with Lizard murder. All who keep saying free worl’boss are not thinking about Lizard family. His sister, girlfriend, parents who are suffering all because of two missing guns.

    • nikki

      My dear. In court the judge instructions to the jury is the verdict should not base on emotions but on evidence. When reasonable doubt exists, its always better to send a guilty man free than an innocent man to prison

      • Burn gaza

        Which innocent Man U talking abt a could never kartel , kartel av somthing to do with the killing . Evidence is there bobylon have a motive . The evidence is the human blood wat the police dem find in kartel burn dwn house .and the tex message abt missing guns they are all criminals one jus rich and loud with him thing.

      • Humbless

        You are ridiculous. You apparently know nothing about the justice system. Who paid you off for your cheap comments. You’re an idiot and useless to the earth. You talking foolishness about people just because you don’t like what he is about. Burn Gaza is your name no burn you straight to HELL.

      • Burn gaza

        You damn right burn gaza is my name jus to provoke UNO gaza fans mi nuh get paid to say anything mi nuh take press . If I’m a ediot everybody who say kartel is innocent is beyond ediot .a nuh me alone ago hell mi will see you dwn there and daddy devil

      • Oshane ZeroNugent Barclay

        Lol ppl like this ignorant batty fish mek mi laugh. Ute get a education before yuh talk bout case and court and such. Ur a clear dunce. Lol

    • TBlaze

      You are also not thinking if Vybz kartel or Shawn Storm was your brother or your father would you want him to go to jail because of a text that he sent to your mom arranging things for your well being?.
      Let justice prevail not all these emotions. If Kartel and team are guilty please proove it, if they are not, also prove it.

    • madmenace

      If you had any feelings at all fi lizard’s family, you would want justice to prevail and the real culprit/culprits getting his or their just rewards. Stevie Wonder can see clearly how currupt and bias these so called evidence are… don’t get it twisted, I’m not gonna be presumptuous by saying kartel and his co-accused are innocent because I nuh kno dat fi sure, but what I do know is that, based on the trumped up evidence being produced by the prosecution, I wouldn’t be surprised if kartel walk free and some a dem dutty currupt police getting charged

      • andy

        So what u think lizard would have done with them guns probably kill and Rob someone else his name is lizard for crying out loud….”kill dem all and done as kartel would say”…lol…..free mY boss…..

      • werlboss_q

        Tru…y would a man steal 2 machine from him own fren….yuh na see a works him bin ago mash…..think about it.more ppl mighta dead if lizard bin get he hand pon d tingz dem fo real

      • madmenace

        Andy, I not saying lizard was an innocent man and besides dat, anuh lizard deh pon trial. All I’m saying is that whether kartel and his co-deffendants are guilty or not, this so called trial isn’t going to determine that…

    • Burn gaza

      Mi agree with you kartel guilty him too fool fool gaza slim need fi get some jail time she tell lie say dead man Rob her that’s obstructing the law

      • madmenace

        How unuh kno seh lizard dead?…no body…no dna…no credible witness..mi wouldn’t be surpize if ” burn gaza” is actually ” lizard” himself and ” justice for lizard” his girlfriend…my yute come outa hiding and mek babylon free up di man…all a unuh aguh shame wen dis case collapse and teacha walk free…#curruptJCF

      • Burn gaza

        Mi nuh care if him walk free or not it look sticky pon him mi can’t be lizard mi nuh hungry belly yute mi nuh call man daddy zeen . Them have witness the informer the last time him see lizard is in kartel house burn dwn house . You talking abt currput jch UNO gaza fans should be glad tis case deh a Jamaica if tis case was aboard kartel would get the guilty verdic long time gaza slim guh tell lie say the dead man Rob her that’s obstructing law how the heel she nuh deh a jail

      • Humbless

        What are you taliking about? If this case was any other place, Kartel would be free or at least have a bail with no evidence. It’s seems you are only against this man for your own reasons whatever they may be. It’s obvious he is being framed and YOU had something to do with it. How you know what would go in any place else and you never even left JA.

      • Burn gaza

        You nt saying anything dnt worry if mi Neva leave jam sound like u a try find out somthing . If it was aboard kartel would be guilty long time ,who the human blood weh dem find Ina kartel burn dwn house ? Nobody knw aboard dem would knw who it belong to body or no body and mi nah ansa you anymore becuz u nt saying anything

      • Humbless

        Like I say you know nothing…you probably never even left the parish where you was born. You are useless to the earth. Being uneducated and ignorant is sickening.

      • guilty walks free

        Poor you what a thing when he is released. The blood found wasn’t lizard. You live by the gun you die by it. You stole the guns you answer for it. In regards to his family he should never have mixed himself with criminals storm and kartel. You don’t want to do a 9 to 5 you rather steal guns serve him damn right.

      • madmenace

        All now yuh cah tell mi how you kno seh lizard dead fi tru becah not even di police can determine dat…IT IS ALLEGED that lizard was killed…read wid understanding rude bwoy…

      • Burngaza

        That man dead how come nuh body nuh see him for so long . I’m working with wat the informer boy come say … Lizard body maybe dem burn it

      • madmenace

        Go and check out the christine hewitt murder case and you will better understand what I’m trying to say…

      • portmore

        Burngaza. Don’t use conditional sentences. Be realistic and objective. Don’t be subjective. It would shows how ignorant you are, and in the end you would have egg on your face. “Lizard body maybe dem burn it” Why saying maybe? Why don’t you say Lizard’s body completely got burned? it shows you don’t have evident to support your criticism. You better go to school than exposing you ignorance here. How on earth can you talk or comment about matters pertaining court? How can u find some guilty yet the issue its still in court with substandard evidences?

    • karma

      So what about the people he harmed you ever thought about kamra beening a b–ch….keep calm dont pass judgement unless you know facts

    • Demi

      THen lizard never a gunman himself fool….If u listen shawn storm and kartel previous songs u will realise>>>

    • Governor

      C’est la vie

    • andy

      Whats wrong with YOU Free Da boss….”Yuh Cant Convict Mi without no evidence”

  • werlboss_q

    If reachable go down dancehall a go down wid him:(

  • werlboss_q

    If teacha go down dancehall a go down wid him:(

    • Donavan Baily

      Yuh and the person who give you likes is mad man, u think a Kartel invent dancehall? There is a sign post up ahead, “the Twilight zone”. Where is the man or person who invented dancehall? Yuh think Kartel invented it? Nuff a dem man deh has become irrelevant with times, because times doesn’t stand still.Only a fool, an absolute idiot would think that one man can stop dancehall. And come to think of it, you think dancehall is a football the great Mr. Kartel can take his ball with him in jail because he can’t play anymore. I am sure if he could he would. Not even a King reign forever; and when he passes on, his subjects will continue to live. Pick the most artical man or women in a any sport any profession and removed them from it and see if the activity don’t going on. What you ppl fail to understand is that time doesn’t stand still because someone is removed from the equation of their trade, your replacement to the world is already here or on his way and so is mine. As times goes on, its a new generation a do dem think, and kartel and all the the other hot dancehall artist will fade out like a flickering light that has burn its last light and they can only hope they left a legacy that ppl will remember and appreciate.

      • werlboss_q

        Brejin d man jus aget comfortable inna him zone inna d music. I don’t think talent like that should go to waste…that’s all I’m saying,jail is like a living hell Enuh me bredda….notice when a man have his dog a run about freely in his yard fi yrs n then he tie it n lock it in it pen,at first it a bark loud n carry on but as time goes by the barking turns to whining until eventually it jus lay down side the pen n nuh even waan get up fi eat..come like it dead inside(spirit bruk) kartel jus start reach his peak inna d ting y dem waan destroy d man joy ppl make mistakes member David he was 1 of god right hand man member what he did n Di most high still forgive him……alright then

    • Burn gaza

      Guh sell yr pu– or batty round a back road . As one gone a Nex one born .

      • werlboss_q

        U a idiot
        yuh burn Gaza yet still u a quote addi fi try come diss me(smfh)check yuhself my youth yuh confuse.Seems like u in a state of denial.try not to get involve when u hear grown UPS a talk. Yuh mada never tell u that? I’m a vegetarian no fish to Mi ting plz..

      • Humbless

        Tell Burn Gaza one more time because the joker never hear you…..BOOM!!!!

      • werlboss_q

        Lol..

      • Keion Linton

        Him swim weh…lol him a king fish.

  • Keion Linton

    Justice for lizard shut up!!! If him do it him do it fone but a gun missing have you thou about the people who was at the end of the chamber? I bet you didnt. If the case is flawed its flawed thats why at this moment on Jamaican soil the jcf do what they want and it has got to stop. Point blank. No one should ever get convicted on hear say. Especially when your key witness was supposed to be charged with gun possession. Any other victim they would have killed that person and say it was a shoot out.

  • bornjamaican

    Why everyone readily jump to defend kartel? Is it only one text message that needs explaining? Because as I can see there are messages there that has strong enough evidence linking them to killing lizard. The defense main goal is to discredit the witnesses so they create dought .

    • Donavan Baily

      100

  • werlboss_q

    It’s not what u kno its what u can prove in the court of law….u Haffi kno d rules n laws inna badman game u can’t mess wid man machine without permission n nuh expect repercussions….I’m not supporting badness Enuh but addi needed right now trust me…..lesane parish crooks said “laugh now cry lata’….free up Mi daddy. If its him let him n god deal wid that on judgement day but right now dancehall bored

    • Donavan Baily

      Yuh daddy, yuh nuh easy

  • madmenace

    Dunce head…guh learn fi put together a good sentence…

    • Donavan Baily

      lol

    • Burn gaza

      Dwl the gaza fans dem dunce jus like the dunce head teacher

      • Humbless

        So what’s your excuse for being dunce?

  • demongirl

    Mi jus wan Kartel fi free.. It’s been 3 years ..

  • demi

    A vybz kartel tunes dem still a run dancehall stupid

    • Keion Linton

      U aint neva lie!!!

  • youngjason

    how do yall know that kartel did this . The police could of set him up create all this foolish to frame him you will never know the truth . FREE ADDI & SIVA

  • werlboss_q

    Right now me can’t even answer u caz u sound like 1 a dem individuals who does just see a man fi d 1st time n dislike him to d teeth n nuh even kno why u ain’t like that person where I’m from we call ppl like u HATERS…..peace be with u

  • andy

    I love u urbanislands I am an American but I love the jamaican culture and its music and thank you for keeping up dated on the vybz trial one of my favorite entertainers

  • Keion Linton

    Lol r u serious u r not in the same world as I live in b4 kartel come bout u nevva hear slackness inna song and gyal a gwan extra badd nowadays half di gyal dem a yard a suck hood and proud cuz addi seh fi do it…hypocrite youth listen to konshens and tell mi weh him a seh kartel naa seh from 2003??? And another point to make konshens was a different artist before him turn slack. Mi live a queens ny and when the song “clarks” drop the man have all puerto ricans wearing clarks. So please stfu. If vado did big he got huge after the gaza gully feud and after that him turn mediocre. Kartel own dancehall since 2001 at least 10 hits a yr.

    • werlboss_q

      Preach d gospel my lawd n mek dem bwoy deh convert to d Gaza religion…..lol

    • 1

      No sah own wat a mus yr muma him own the gully and gaza make everybody hype movado big yute the way the god big till jay z haffi jump on him song

  • andy

    Bounty killer last time he drop a hit was when he was beating on his girl…He needs to stop being so cross, angry and miserable and hit the studio up…..sizzle my ni–a but he ain’t going to blow up anywhere else with a big buzz like that except for in ja especially since he got his visa revoked everywhere else for his vulgar slurs towards the batty man them like burn gaza. …..and movado come on kartel in jail and is getting on more Riddims than vado…..Now If YOU Had Mention Capelton or damien marley or anthony.b…….but u know “nobody want to plant the corn”

    • werlboss_q

      Da bwoy deh is a retarded pickney it nuh mek no sence tryin to talk him.wat ever u say jus enter thru 1 ear n exit d nex…..I think he’s stuck on stupid or sum

  • jah-mek-yah

    Real talk this is, if kartel goes to jail we all going to hip hop church…… the man may make is mistakes, but who no make mistakes, No Vybz no dance hall a the hero hats off

    • werlboss_q

      “Me a d hero d dancehall Marcus Garvey” lol…da lyrics deh nuh normal

  • jah-mek-yah

    Lol a lot of u fool fool blind jamaican people a chat chat pure bad things bout vybz kartel an not seeing what the fools u vote for are doing to you and your’s.. Bet say the one’s talking hungry nu rass/ try nu make mr law hole the rass the fools way a bad mouth the ghetto youths dem…

  • Jah t

    If there is any chance of reasonable doubt vybez kartel and crew will walk free from this case … That’s just how the court of law works .. Furthermore this man is paying highly educated lawyers to represent him and so far they have made the question of reasonable doubt a very real possibility … No need to destroy each other over the trial because non of us was there so we only can speculate …… One thing I will say is when your at the top ppl will do any and everything to bring you down ……this case is very interesting though , whatever the outcome it will be one to remember for a long time to come …