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Vybz Kartel Trial Day 17 Live Updates: Defense Criticize Prosecution

Vybz Kartel murder trial is now in its fourth week.

The dancehall star, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is currently on trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

He is jointly charged along with Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams.

Yesterday the Deputy Director for immigration services at the Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency, Ephieum Allen, testified that no one by the name of Clive Lloyd Williams traveled outside of Jamaica since 2005.

Vybz Kartel’s lead defense attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson, criticized the prosecution in court yesterday for what he calls a slow movement in the trial.

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On Monday, former Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Cybercrime Unit head, Patrick Linton, was suppose to wrap up his testimony but lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor told the court that he had a personal emergency to attend to.

But according to Tavares-Finson, the case is moving too slow and other persons involved in the trial also has other obligations especially with the Christmas holiday coming up.

Justice Lennox Campbell sided with the defense saying things are moving too slow.

The prosecution will call another witness to the stand today, day 17 of the trial.

Authorities say Williams was beaten to death at a house in Havendale by the accused men over a missing firearm.

Williams’ body has not been found.


The handwriting analysis results are ready and the defense will be calling back the star witness Lamar Chow to the stand.

The witness allegedly wrote a letter to Public Defender Earl Witter saying he does not want to testify in the trial and is being forced by police.


Cybercrime cop wrapping up his testimony in the absence of the jury and the media.


Crowd of Vybz Kartel supporters swelling outside the court house.

Check this page regularly for updates from today’s proceedings.


  1. gaza is not in portmore

    White power jamaica is full of gays

  2. So much hate!!! Look at all the comments!! My. God !! Vybz will soon touch road and when u does he will be The biggest ting in Jamaica FREE mi DADDY NOW BABYlON !!!

  3. No murder weapon, no body, how do they know he was beaten to death in the house? is Vybez Kartel on any of the cell phone footage !? sounds like f—ry Kartel will beat this case mark my words!

  4. You think you’re so clever. I’m white you dumb ignorant little pri*k. And my mother wouldn’t touch you with a barge pole you little piece of sh*t. You think you’re so clever coming on here chatting sh*t cos no one can see you and you can hide behind your screen stuck in ur mothers pus*y coz you’re too sh*t scared to come out and say this in the real world. I tell you what big man you tell us where you are and see if you’re big enough and clever enough to chat sh*t then….no didn’t think so. Ignorant dirty scum bag.

    • To busy crying to start replying. He prob saw his mums narny gettin beat out by bare black man and hence he feels inferior..keyboard warrior wit a name that. Sound like sum kind of std if the mouth aka bad breath beating his Lil maggot with his skinhead friends, ps akabadbreath im a white gal not. Fella yet sayin that i still got bigger balls then u…wasteman

    • “stuck in ur mothers pus*y” are you 5 yrs old?? Besides who are you responding to Cde President Dr Robert Mugabe or jimothy killanig

      • That sick excuse for a human being jimothy killanig. Why come on here spouting that poison… this is for comments about an artist who is rotting in prison for something he clearly hasn’t done. And no im not five and I’m not prepared to sit here and say nothing whilst ignorant little arse holes think they’re big and clever for spreading poison like that. Sorry if you don’t agree With the crassness of my post, I think you’ll agree that he/she is clearly too cowardly to tell us what their real name is and where they are because they wouldn’t spout that crap in the real world.

  5. Cde President Dr Robert Mugabe

    akobadageth Bleaching and tanning is the same ish you dumb piece of white trash. So does that mean white people wanna be black?? Huh?

  6. Cde President Dr Robert Mugabe

    1 World
    1 Boss

  7. Haha Robert you took the words right out my mouth!!!!

  8. Cde President Dr Robert Mugabe

    akobadageth GO SUCK UR MADDA YOU PIGSKINN, PINNOCCHIO NOSED, B*TCH!! Wanting to be lighter and wanting to be white are two different things. You pigs are as superior as my fecal matter and as intelligent as a door knob.

  9. Olivia Goodtostay Grant

    yes free up the gaza general. me know fi a fact seh kartel neva beg nuh baddi fi like him so who nuh like him we nuh response because y’all just a bunch of haterz and that hating cant stop him instead a unnuh bring him down him a rise to the top gaza forever as one gone a next one born

  10. Wow you are lovely that’s cool man hide behind your keyboard I got your dns address now you racist cunt. Sleep with one eye open…..

  11. Laughing at ignorance

    A classic case of internet trolling. hiding behind a mouse and a keyboard and making mischief. I bet you are a sad miserable human being. just put a gun to the head and pull the trigger the world won’t miss the likes of you. and one more thing f**k you

    • You are a sad monkey you can hide behind a gun and voodoo because nigs can’t fight only in his gang who do think created your so called gangsters us the whiteman

  12. F**k U racist demon

  13. Calm the hell down and go get a life.

  14. First of all akobadageth he is in his country. Where do you get off posting racist comments like this when what is going on is none of your business..

    • Typical monkey woman from the planet of the apes you was sent to that country by us the whiteman you came from africa but you would’nt know that because nigs don’t read your so called biggest superstar bleach his skin to look like us whites because were are superior

  15. Im white you mug and no race is superior. U seam to no alot about kartel. Is it cos you want a bit of his arse? Why you even on this page if you genuinely dislike the black race then? Waste man.

  16. F**k U pu**y go to hell racist demon

    • Lu is a mug just like your smelly mother who spends too much time in the jungle eating mangoes and bananas

  17. Disgusting,if u don’t like a man y comment under his post..this is fa real fans! Not racist Muppets!

  18. You racist cu**

  19. you need to tone down

  20. gaza, free world boss. police intimidation on witnesses.

  21. Release the world boss.need new tracks

  22. free world boss me say babylon a just wanna ruin him for nothing we wan new tracks wid deir vids

  23. Release the Dancehall hero. Why keeping him for such a long time. We the Ghetto youths are tired of all this TRASH.