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Vybz Kartel Trial: Judge Told Jury Cellphone Was Compromised

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Justice Lennox Campbell is close to wrapping up his summation of Vybz Kartel’s high profile murder trial now underway in the Home Circuit court.

During this afternoon’s session, the judge told the 11-member jury that the integrity of the cellphone was compromised while in the custody of the police.

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The Blackberry Torch smartphone belonging to Vybz Kartel was allegedly used to make calls and send text messages while in police custody.

The phone contained text messages, voice notes and other multimedia evidence the prosecution presented in the trial.

“The integrity of the phone was compromised between the 3rd and 22nd of October [2010],” the judge said.

Detective Sergeant Patrick Linton admitted that he left his locker keys on top of his locker and the phone got compromised by someone inside his department at the Cybercrime unit.

Justice Lennox Campbell also told jurors that they should determine if police corruption supports the defense arguments that the police fabricated evidence to secure a conviction in 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • NYC one

    Look like Kartel might walk free

  • Tweley

    US court wouldve thrown this out.

  • Worldboss Christopher Marshall

    police dem a do everything fi sink di man god nah sleep duh who God jah bless no man curse

  • king fury

    Yes sir free man walking where are the goat farmers now talking about burn gaza hope the news makes you all sick this was a set up let the man go free to live his life it just shows you never ever trust the police it might just be you in kartels place right now getting set up

  • Stephen Higgins

    Kartel have the dumbest fans in the world I swear!!!

    • king fury

      stephen higgins you better know yourself boy i Swear !!!

      • Stephen Higgins

        Ok Sir hahahaha!!!!
        Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Digicel

      • king fury

        good one old man funny let see who laughs tomorrow

  • justice for tommy

    I don’t kno if kartel guilty or not but I believe he and his friends will walk free,because why would the police tamper with the evidence if they were hundred percent sure that kartel and his friends committed the crime??if they were sure they would not have to tamper with evidence to secure a conviction they would just allow justice to take place but they went and play with evidence.,,and in such a high profile murder trial why would so much stuff namely superintendent biggaford pocket book,the master copy disk from digicel and the original copy of the written letter by their main witness Llamar chow go missing??remember the judge said on the opening day of the summation that if there is a doubt the jury should acquit all 5 men and I have been following this case from day one and I do believe there is reasonable doubt in the case so on those grounds the five accuse will walk free,any normal thinking person would see that…from Dominica with love big up kartel and his friends and their families….

    • kingfury

      smart man

    • bringle

      Why would police fabricate evidence? Same reason why dem would tek money fi kill people (facts) same reason dem would sell back weed weh dem seize. Same reason why dem would sell gun. Same reason dem kill Kentucky kid. YouTube Kentucky kid. Same reason breath 7 same reason for killing mi cousin. Which led to the community causing some serious beating to police and com camera crew. The yute was a Christian. Mi next cousin on the other hand a shatta I would expect any foolishness wid him and police but not baton from slipe. Jamaican police in general a olé murderer dem!

    • shawn occonnor

      precisely, if you have the evidence and a solid case you wouldnt dare tamper with any form of evidence (atleast in countries with an efficient justice system) tampering with evidence shows weakness and demonstrates inconsistencies in the case and it the back and forth of the witnesses have proven that thus

  • Burn gaza

    Them jus a gi d bleacher the run around him soon get the guilty verdic Ina him nasty Rass everybody knw the cell phone was compromise suh the judge nah seh anything new the same judge tell the jury them can use the compromise evidence fi send daddy devil to jail were he belong . If dem walk free the case get buy out

  • justice for tommy

    I didn’t come here to converse with air heads I came here to get the views of normal thinking people bout the case burn Gaza u need to rise up and wise up,u a big man stop acting like a preschooler and lets deal wit the facts and fiction in this case..

  • shawn occonnor

    people like you attempt to hate because you are envious. Gunmen arent the only ones destroying Jamaica. Its bad mind people like you that are cowards and instead of reasoning you turn to bias. this bias you fury eventually turn to hate and then you become another gun wielding coward as a way to attempt to have status. BAD MIND A GO KILL SOME OF UNU

    • Burn gaza

      Listen to intelligence batty man mi did already tell u mi nah talk to with yr dum a– self all shwan mi knw his a faggot look at Shawn strom if daddy devil nah fu@k him somthing wrong look how long him in gaza and dnt even have 3 hit song dat play on radio unlike nyamm lee . And guh su– yr muma

      • primo ny

        Burn gaza listen me, go read the Jamaica Observer. Them support our views. Seems like on this thread we have to deal with a lot of Kartel dunce head supporters. Who don’t really care about Jamaica and our youths future

  • terrence

    Kartel money a mad some a wi… every day wi come ’round here and a pray fi “daddy devil” guh a jail and how him soon get broke again, how di lawyers dem a nyam out him money and people weh support kartel fi guh chuck inna dem mumma because kartel have more money than we an unuh a support him. All mi baby mother seh she wah lef mi fi a man wid kartel money…. lawd mi cah tek it nuh more (pappa san voice)… moral of the story is… bad mind anuh supm weh yuh catch over night, yuh affi born wid it and wen yuh have it from birth it cah hide. Some way, some how it aguh come out ina yuh actions or the word spoken from your lips…”burn gaza,” “burn dutty gaza”, “peace”, “stephen higgins” to name a few… “DUTTY BAD MIND” aguh kill some a unuh fi 2014…stop watch wah people have and guh get unuh own!!! Cah seh mi neva warn unuh…oh awoah (kartel voice)

    • primo ny

      Warn your self. People like you bring down Jamaica. Don’t wait till the situation reach you before you. This has nothing to do with is money. Why would a artist like Kartel doing with a illegal gun and go ahead lending it out to friends, to fo what? And now he want justice. People get real, wake up don’t wait until the situation reach you. Jamaica not going to be better until you’ll start doing your part. Your baby mother is a smart woman. I change my name from peace because someone else try frame me.

      • terrence

        At the end of the day, if any of my family members or myself should choose to be a gunman, we would just have to deal with the consequences that such actions bring, whether it be death or prison (as in lizard’s case). If you read with understanding, you would’ve surmised that the judge himself was pointing the finger on the prosecution for lizard’ disappearance. Why did the main witness waited 8 days b4 making a statement and how did the police knew b4 hand that lizard wouldn’t be seen again? It’s a known fact in jamaica that kartel and his cronies are gunmen…known fact…but that doesn’t mean that he’s guilty of what he’s being accused of… I’m thinking, that what you meant to say was that the unscrupulous people within the JCF are the ones who bring down jamaica and yuh can include yuhself inna dat category or you could say “is people like yourself why they say jamaicans are illiterate.

      • primo ny

        Don’t worry keep closing your eyes,it will be hard to reasonable discussion with you, you already program.

      • Burn gaza

        Hey mi nuh understand you come a chat bout talking to me is a waste of time ok if a suh a suh . Me did think me and you share the same views abt the bleacher boy we both say guilty and wen the dutty fans dem did a diss you a me run in and diss dem for you . Utica ave a mi place and u need to change yr name back to peace

      • primo ny

        Burn gaza you a mi family, some body a try use my name. 25 to life mi sey. Peace

      • Burn gaza

        Real way 25 mi seh hope him nuh drop d cake soap stp talk to dat dunce head him fool nuh Rass talk bout bad mine Terrence him really dunce

      • primo ny

        Rude boy, read jamaica observer. A deh so have all a wi support people wey have the same view like wi.

      • primo ny

        Mi boss a not hearing nothing from you

      • terrence

        How yuh fi hold reasonable discussion when yuh cant even put a sentence together?… talk about bringing down Jamaica. ..kmft

      • primo ny

        You a waste… black bird

      • terrence

        Truth hurts don’t?

      • terrence

        #BoastySlave

      • primo ny

        Did I tell you I want to know your name, go and make sure your babymother still want you after realizing that she make baby with a knucklehead like you. Your words not mine, you should be a shame disrespecting your baby mother like that, I hope you sending that child to school. As your leader said in one of his song ( Kartel) and that what you are an EDUCATED DUNCE. And if you have any shame at all stop commenting if it’s not the case you talking about. Now go get a life…..ect.

      • terrence

        I pity you…boasty slave guh learn fi read wid understanding and thank you for acknowledging the fact that I’m EDUCATED…it’s a pity that I couldn’t say the same in your case

      • primo ny

        Duppy go look fi yuh man now

      • terrence

        Mi just drop off mi last son a school and now I’m on my way to work. Outside kinda hot suh mi turn on di AC inna di BIG FAT 5 SERIES BMW. Before mi reach home later, i’ll call my wife and request some steak for my dinner. Dutty crosses, neither me or any a my immediate family nuh live a Jamaica fi di DUTTY SYSTEM entrap wi and mi nuh affi put mi mouth a grung wen mi seh I nah duh nutten fi get deported. You never once hear mi a declare kartel’s innocence, all mi a seh from di start and still a say, is that jamaican justice system need a complete make over. Whether kartel did walk free or not nuh have nutten fi duh wid di quality lifestyle weh mi live….I’m OK … mi good..
        Mi bank account nah suffer from malnutrition

    • Burn gaza

      You are a real dunce u sound stupid and fool money caah save from yr sins caah tell real man to bleach dem sisn dunce head boy kartel is a public figure anybody can say anything abt him suh if u nuh like weh mi a say and mi bad mind lol if a suh a suh . Mi nuh care if d bleacher walk free are nt at the end a the day daddy devil nah do anything for me . Maybe him a f-@k you and yr muma Ina UNO batty hole becuz devil do all types of nasty the stuff . U dnt even knw mi and you talking abt bad mind dwl kartel a bring dwn dancehalle music and give the other artise bad names with him informer self . Real killa move inna slince

  • terrence

    Dwrcl…”u never go school you” his” the dunce of the year… point proven

    • Burn dutty gaza

      U still can’t ansa mi question dunce head boy how com mi nuh bad mine the gully god ? Guh suck out yr big pu$$y muma dog sh– u never go school u dunce till u bule . Burn devil suh if that make mi bad mine oh well if a suh a suh pice a sh–

      • terrence

        “Burn devil suh if that make mi bad mine oh well if a suh a suh pice a sh–“… and you have the cheek to call people dunce!!??…dwrcl…yuh a waste material, mi have better things fi duh wid my time. I careless about you and your insults…

      • Burn gaza

        You sound like a real big pu::y gyal mi a tell you nt people you only YOU all now u can’t tell mi how mi nuh bad mine the gully god ? Becuz u are dunce and stupid talking abt kartel money and mad some a wi . Dwl his style get me upset which man his going to take some bleaching pills, daddy devil ,batty man laugh sound like him deh pon a big hood weh him get dat batty man laugh from lol a joke thing suh tis dnt have anything to do with his money dunce head boy becuz movado his richer than him if movado fi drop a jail mi a say and everybody inna the music industry ago support the gully god u hear dat god nt nuh rassclat devil

      • terrence

        Who or what created the GOD that ur on about.. where did HE come from and who or what was before HIM? When you answer those questions, you could also tell me about who or what created whatever it is that created the GOD you keep rambling about. … my reasoning is way beyond your comprehension rude bwoy, stop being a boasty slave. The white man taught us about GOD and Religion, ask yourself why they the whites don’t believe in a GOD that they introduced to us. Yuh sick mi stomach…#BoastySlave

      • Ayanna Homer

        DWL THIS IS BETTER THEN TV AN NETFLIX AN DIRECT TV…EVEN THO U KILLING HIM…SMASHED #####DWL

      • primo ny

        Lol

      • Ayanna Homer

        DWL #HUSHTAG #vybe this are so funny….I’m weak Dwl this should b world hip-hop Terrence u getting mad shades lolssss…

  • Servedat

    Someone going to get charge for possession of illegal firearm,intent to supply,the deceased guilty all thing with illegal gun,but him death is the charges to Kartel and him crew ,,one witness say they saw the deceased after he went missing, police protective custody,lol,tempering with evidence, its against the law tampering with evidence,boy ah so Jamaica system sit up,lol,can u charge someone on something or someone that has not been found with tempered evidence,yes but Guilty no. no credibility(evidence not consistence),Texts Proves there they know the guy,no prove who kill him,prosecution had a lot of time to prove they case but not credible to me,dash it out!