Vybz Kartel Trial: Prosecution Wrapping Up Closing Arguments
Today could be the final day in court for self proclaim Worl’Boss Vybz Kartel.
His defense attorney Tom Tavares-Finson chided the prosecution’s case in his closing statement yesterday in the Home Circuit court, paving the way for lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor to give his closing arguments to the 11-member jury.
Tavares-Finson, speaking directly to the jury, says the prosecution left them to judge a case fill dishonesty and incompetence. He said this case is a benchmark case for the security force to make sweeping changes to the way they do business.
During his closing statement, Jeremy Taylor told the jury that there is nothing benchmark about the case and they should treat it as a ordinary murder case.
Taylor urged the jury to remember that there is another person in this case whose name is Clive Williams. He said Mr. Palmer, Vybz Kartel’s real name, was the judge, jury and executioner in that trial on August 16, 2011.
“Where is Clive Williams, is he chopped up fine fine, is he mince meat?” Jeremy Taylor asked.
The prosecutor also told the jury to look past Vybz Kartel’s show of emotions in court during his sister’s testimony, his bleached skin and his tattoos. He asked them to judge the case based on the evidence presented to them.
“When all is said and sone Adidja Palmer’s family knows where to find him. Where is Clive Williams?” Jeremy Taylor laments.
After the prosecution wraps up their closing arguments, other defense attorneys will make their statements following which the judge will issue the jury instructions and send them off to deliberate.
Vybz Kartel, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are on trial for Clive Williams’ murder.
If convicted the men could face life imprisonment.