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Vybz Kartel Trial Day 24 Live Updates: Cybercrime Cop Wraps Up Testimony

Adidja Palmer, Vybz Kartel government name, murder trial drags on in the Home Circuit court and is now in its 24th day.

Kartel and his co-accused Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are on trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

DETAILS: Vybz Kartel Trial To Go Into New Year, Another Christmas In Jail

According to police officers, Williams was beaten to death on August 16, 2011 at a house in Havendale.

Cops say Williams was murdered over a dispute involving a missing firearm. His crony, who says he escaped the attack is now the prosecution star witness.

Vybz Kartel murder trial

For several days now former head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Cybercrime Unit, Patrick Linton, has been giving testimony behind closed doors due to the national security sensitivity of the information he is providing.

Hilton’s testimony should be wrapped up today.

Group chief technology officer at telecommunications provider Digicel, Mario Assad, also took the witness stand to shed some light on some alleged text messages cops say they recovered from cellphones belonging to the accused men.

Assad told the court that he cannot determine if in fact those texts message did originate from those devices.


Cybercrime cop Patrick Hilton testimony will continue to tomorrow, Friday.

After over a week giving testimony behind closed door, the media and the jury are still not able to return to the courtroom.


Justice Lennoxx Campbell told jurors to return to court on January 6, 2014. The trial will adjourn tomorrow for the rest of the year.

Check this page regularly for updates throughout the day


  1. A day before him earth strong… Smh, Free Up Addi!

  2. Olivia Goodtostay Grant

    bad mind at it best whosoever a seh dem fi lock up kartel and how kartel a dunce go chuck off because kartel have more sense than u yuh think the man a idiot fi kill smaddy and know seh him career aguh done if yuh nuh know nuttin bout Jamaica judicial system stfu. me want unnuh know seh kartel attended one of the top boy school in Jamaica if any body dunce a u. and annuh kartel mek nuh body bleach bleaching was invented before kartel a bleach the dam nuff pickney dem choose fi bleach cause all nuff a dem parent a buy bleaching product fi dem if dem wukless parent dem didda teach dem right dem wouldn’t have time fi bleach. kartel neva hold dem at gun point and tell dem fi do dem nonsense. and so what if him sing bout Jackson did micheal feel yuh up or yuh pickney dem if yuh have none or any body fi u. me sure if yuh did listen the news u would find out that the parent tell the child fi seh micheal touch dem just fi get money. and a next thing in Jamaica man don’t kill and leave witness.

    • Rouchelle Jasquith

      thank u i dnt need to say nothin atfer readin this…… free the world BOSS free…DA TEACHA ..

    • U jus talking a lot of sh– mi nuh care if him go to the best high school in Jamaica him still dunce , wen mi say dunce mi nah talk academic skill mi a talk common sense him dnt av more sense than me . The only thing him have over me is money and fame and money cant save you from yr sins can’t tell badman fi blech dem skin. Kartel his a public figure so anybody can say anything abt him good or bad every one entitle to their own opinion . Mi come out of my mother nothing wrong fi go back in her . Mi nuh watch news mi see Mjackson come on nation tv saying him like sharing his bed with lil boys gunshot Ina face share yr bed with so woman . Mi say lock up daddy devil . Burn dwn the whole a gaza

    • Mi nuh bad mind jus burn him and all devil .weh him get dat batty man laugh from? Ansa dat . Him sound like him deh pon a big hood burn dwn the dutty empire gaza too nasty .

  3. Lock up the bleacher him too dunce u dnt kill anybody at yr home dunce head teacher u do dat on the street side or pon a endz . If I were on of the jury I would a say guilty long time mi dnt even care if him kill anybody guilty same way suh him can get back black. He his a menis to society teaching the yuts to bleach out and praise devil. Man mus nt bleach it’s a woman thing dat talking abt cake soap Jackson no him need fi dj abt marcus gravey nt nun batty man weh a feel up children .

  4. west london freedom fighter

    I dont care if the wurlboss killed him, just let him out to make good West Indian music, dancehall music is in prison right now as well GAZA

  5. What impact on society social living on people especially in Jamaican

  6. A person of cartel caliber should not do these things a guy like that it is the I don’t know what to say but the environment the society people there’s a lot of discussion about, I don’t want to say free I’m being just am not taking anybody’s side. What contributions benefits society?

  7. People Jamaica must grow out of bad habits.

  8. Thnx 4America.

  9. A crown I wear in my Heart not on my Head.

  10. So this means that texts messages which were supposedly sent from Kartel and friends cellphones do really exist. If this is the case then Kartel and friends are guilty until proven innocent because the coincidence and probability of sim cards being cloned soon after committing murder is so much impossible and let alone false and non existent in this murder case. Even if you factory erase data from a cellphone or messages on a sim card used in that cellphone there is ways that data can be re-extracted, but if the sim card was cloned then these text messages will not be available on the cellphones motherboard because that cellphone was never used to send such texts messages in the first place.
    For help on this text messages matter the Jamaican police and cout need to call in the American Cyberforensics Experts, they will be given good help easy.

    • I think the defence attorney should invite American Cyberforensics Experts or take it to the higher court because what the prosecutions did is gather enough so call evident as Mr Assad told the court he cant determine of the cellphone originate from the devices close statement. remember the jamaica system is pretty much weak so prosecutions is trying their very best to find the innocent guilty and i think the judge is working with the police hypocritically so maybe they wuld try to prove him guilty.

      • What I am simply saying is that they need to re-extract all erased data from the handsets motherboards, not the sim cards. If they do that they will find their answer.

    • The cybercrimes investigator specifically said he cannot prove what device text messages originated from….Which means you cannot use them as evidence against the accused…
      and they never specified what these alledged text messages that they cannot trace even said…so saying they are guilty until proven innocent is using a lot of assumptions.

  11. Voice for the people

    Hope after this Kartel learn his fu—ng lesson . He has too much dead beats around him .

  12. Lock and send the monkey back in the zoo

  13. Freedom is a must!! Addi ah me daddy str8

  14. free poor ppl pickney