Vybz Kartel’s murder case is back in the spotlight at the start of the new year and not just for his pending appeal, but also for a corrupt juror involved in the case.
Embattled juror Livingston Cain will be back in court on March 20 where his trial for attempting to bribe the jury will continue. On Thursday (Jan 5, 2017) Cain was in court where a female juror gave testimony against him. His attorney Valerie Neita-Robertson will cross-examined her when the case resumes in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court.
Cain allegedly tried to bribe the jury to return a not guilty verdict in the case that sent Vybz Kartel and three other men to prison for life in 2014. The 50-year-old also allegedly attempted to bribe the foreman with a $500,000 offer and told other jurors that the dancehall artist is a promising entertainer and they should set him and his co-accused free. The football coach, who is hailed from Stony Hill, St. Andrew, was arrested on the day that the juror found Kartel guilty on a 10-1 verdict. He was the sole juror to vote not guilty.
Cain was charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice and if convicted he faced up to five years in prison.