Strong Police Presence In Kingston Ahead Of Vybz Kartel Verdict

Police are moving to stop any potential unrest as Vybz Kartel’s high profile murder trial winds down.

A verdict could be reached in the drawn out trial as early as today in the Home Circuit court.

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The prosecution wrapped up its closing arguments this morning asking the jury to judge the defendants based on the facts provided.

Heavily armed police officers are now in the vicinity of the Supreme Court in Downtown Kingston as a large crowd of Vybz Kartel supporters gathered. One officer told Urban that tension could run high in cases like these so they are taking extra precaution.

Vybz Kartel leaving court

Officers say they will be closing King Street to vehicular traffic and business owners are allowed only limited access to the area.