Lead prosecutor in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, Jeremy Taylor, chided the defense over arguments of a conspiracy against the accused men.
During his lengthy closing arguments, Taylor told the jury that the evidence presented were clear and that there is only one victim in the case, and that is Clive Lloyd Williams, aka Lizard.
“How would you feel if a family member had been killed and the body not found?… Would you not want an answer?” Taylor asked the 11-member jury.
Taylor said the case is not a conspiracy but one that is seeking justice for someone that was murdered.
“You have heard it’s a conspiracy… a cook up by the police, shouted so often by the defense that you are alomost tempted to say Amen, Hallelujah or in this case “Awoah.”
The lead prosecutor also took the jury back to the damning text messages and voice notes evidence that detailed Clive Williams demise on August 16, 2011. He said Lizard was killed to send a message to those around Vybz Kartel who handed his guns.
“You do not fool with Adidja Palmer’s guns,” Jeremy Taylor said. “I give you a ting fi lock, don’t tell me foolishness. You really wonder why they didn’t beat him up. Beat him up and take money from him. If they had beat him up none of us would be here.”
Taylor also questioned why only Vybz Kartel sister came to court to give character testimony on his behalf. He asked where are his former associates and gaza fans are.
At that point Vybz Kartel grew a bit uneasy in court but managed to choke up a laugh when two of the defense attorneys said something to him.
Yesterday tensions ran high outside the court as police cordon off a section in the vicinity of the Supreme Court in Downtown Kingston. Kartel’s supporters turned out in their numbers. The barricades has since been removed.
Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are on trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.
The Crown says Williams was beaten to death on August 16, 2011 at the dancehall star’s house in Havendale over two missing firearm.
His body has yet to be found.