Vybz Kartel Trial: Prosecution Rest Case, Defense Complete No Case
After 46 days and 24 witnesses, prosecutors in Vybz Kartel murder trial has finally rest their case.
On Friday, lead attorney for the prosecution called its final witness and also called back star witness Lamar Chow to the witness stand.
The Crown is arguing that Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams beat their former associate Clive “Lizard” Williams to death and disposed of his body.
Williams was allegedly murdered at Kartel’s house in Havendale on August 16, 2011 over two missing firearms.
The defense counter saying the entire case was a conspiracy by police officers to secure a conviction.
Yesterday, defense attorneys Christian and Tom Tavares-Finson, Pierre Rogers, and Miguel Lorne made their no case submissions. While Everton Deware, who represent Shane Williams and Tamika Harris, who represent Andre St John, completed their no case submission in the Home Circuit court this morning.
Tavares-Finson represent Vybz Kartel, while Pierre Rogers and Miguel Lorne represents Kahira Jones and Shawn Storm respectively.
Justice Lennox Campbell is expected to hand down a ruling today on the no case submission.