Shawn Storm and Vybz Kartel

A verdict could be reached in Vybz Kartel’s murder trial as early as next week.

Earlier this week the judge told the jury that he expect to wrap up the trial in the coming week. On Monday the prosecution rest its case after 46 days and 24 witnesses taking the stand.

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The judged also rejected a no-case submission made by defense attorneys earlier this week, thus pushing the trial into another week.

Defense attorneys have started making their case this week with the introduction of of several key witnesses including a handwriting expert, who testified that a document allegedly sent to the public defender by key prosecution witness Lamar Chow was written by said witness. The prosecution says the document is bogus.

Nevertheless, the judge entered the document into evidence after a back and forth between the prosecution and the defense.

The Crown, headed by lead attorney Jeremy Taylor, says Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams beat Clive “Lizard” Williams to death on August 16, 2011 at the deejay’s house in Havendale.

Police says he was killed over two missing guns belonging to Vybz Kartel, his body was never found.

His body was never found.