Vybz Kartel Trial: Prosecution Closed, Says Defense Letter Bogus
Lead prosecutor in Vybz Kartel murder trial, Jeremy Taylor, end his closing remarks in the Home Circuit court today where he appealed directly to the emotions of the jury.
In closing, Jeremy Taylor told the 11-member jury to consider the evidence presented to them and return a verdict that bring justice to the only victim in the case, Clive “Lizard” Williams.
The prosecutor made several references about the text messages and voice notes evidence, telling the jury that Shawn “Storm” Campbell betrayed his friend and relative when he took them to the house in Havendale.
He also told the jury that Vybz Kartel’s arrogance caused him to left a trail of evidence on his Blackberry smartphone because he think he is the high and mighty Worl’Boss.
Taylor also address the letter that defense says was written by star witness Lamar Chow and sent to Public Defender Earl Witter. Witter confirmed in court last week that he received the letter. However, the prosecutor said the letter was bogus.
“This letter is a blatant forgery, it is a concoction, it is a conspiracy by the defence,” Taylor told the jury.
In the letter, the witness allegedly said he saw Clive Williams after the day of the attack, August 16, 2011.
Jeremy Taylor quoted a scripture from the Book of Psalms to end his lengthy closing statement.
“The Lord laughs at the wicked because he knows their day is coming,” Taylor told the court.
Shawn Storm’s attorney Michael Lorne took the floor to start his closing arguments and immediately went after Jeremy Taylor. He told the 11-member jury not to make the prosecutor cloud their eyes.
He will continue his closing statements when the trial resume on Monday.
A verdict is expected in the lengthy murder trial by mid next week.
Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are awaiting their fate for allegedly murdering Clive “Lizard” Williams.
The Crown says Williams was beaten to death on August 16, 2011 at Kartel’s house in Havendale over two stolen firearms.
His remains has never been found.