Shawn Storm and Vybz Kartel

Defense attorneys in the Vybz Kartel murder trial completed their strong closing arguments in the Home Circuit court yesterday afternoon.

Attorney Tamika Harris, who represents Shane Williams, followed a similar path to other defense laywers.

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She told the 11-member jury that they should not ignore whats rotten about the case, and that’s the blatant police corruption.

Harris made specific references to the evidence presented before the courts and to the testimony of police officers Senior Superintendent Cornwall ‘Bigga’ Ford and Detective Sergeant Patrick Linton.

The attorney also questioned why was the prosecution main witness not charged with illegal possession of a firearm when he admitted that he hide a gun. She also spoke about the missing CD and notebooks carrying important information about the case.

Tamika Harris told the jury that they must feel sure about their verdict and a guilty verdict cannot be reached based on all the problems with the case.

Vybz Kartel, born name Adidja Palmer, and his co-accused Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are on trial for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams, who authorities say was killed on August 16, 2011 in Havendale over two missing guns.

His body was never found.

Court session will convene this afternoon when the judge will issue instructions to the jury before sending them off for deliberation.

If a verdict is not reached today, the trial will adjourned until next week Thursday.