Vybz Kartel Trial: Defense Attorneys Very Confident, Says Prosecution Case Weak

After a week on trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams, Vybz Kartel’s attorneys says they are very confident he will be acquitted.

On the first week of trial, the three senior police officers were called to the witness stand, as well as, Clive Williams’ sister and girlfriend.

Christian Tavares-Finson, who represent Vybz Kartel, says so far there has been nothing incriminating to convict his client.

“We feel very confident, you know we have our instructions and we are proceeding along those lines,” Tavares-Finson, from Finson & Associates, told Irie FM. “Thus far there is nothing really to suggest that our client is guilty of anything.”

Shawn Storm’s attorney, Miguel Lorne, also echoed the same sentiments. According to Lorne, it was regrettable what fashion stylist Calvin “Moonie” Haye endured for two years only to be told there is no evidence against him.

“The case is now one week old and so far the prosecution has been trying its best to put up a presentable case,” Lorne said. “So far the evidence would not be able to convict any of the five accused.”

Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, along with Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are all on trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

According to police reports, Williams was beaten to death by the accused men on August 16, 2011 at a home in Havendale. St. Andrew.

Investigators say he was murdered over a missing firearm believed to be belonging to Vybz Kartel.

His body has yet to be found.

Get an update from today’s trial (Day 5) here


  1. i knew from day that this was a conspiracy to try and remove kartel from society

    • How can you try a man for murder without a dead body, maybe the man is not dead but ran away for fear of his life.