Vybz Kartel high profile murder trial have been taking shape in the Home Circuit court over the last couple of days.
The prosecution started playing audio evidence last week Friday. According to former Cybercrime unit head, Detective Sergeant Patrick Linton, the data was extracted from several smartphones belong to Vybz Kartel and the other accused men.
Today the senior police officer presented more audio evidence in court, as well as, video, images and Blackberry Messenger messages.
If these BBM messages held up under cross-examination from the defense then the accused men are in serious trouble.
The video August 16, 2011.
Linton played a 2 minutes and 17 seconds long video dated August 16, 2011. The video shows three men, one with an axe.
“Stab him in a him neck and slow him down…,” the court heard in the video.
Another man said “…hol him dung mek mi cut him throat…”
Someone also told the man with the axe, “swing hard and nuh mek it ketch me.”
BBM message dated August 19, 2011
“Between me n u, a chap Wi chap up di bwoy Lizard fine, fine n dash him weh enuh. As long as u live dem can neva find him”
“as long as you live Lizard will never be found.”
Vybz Kartel’s lead attorney Tom Tavares-Finson objected to the multimedia evidence saying the phone was being used while in the police possession. However, Justice Lennox Campbell ruled to have the data admitted into evidence.
Tavares-Finson accused police officers of using the Blackberry Torch 9800 with PIN #234BAE6D while the phone was in their custody.
Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, long with Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are all on trial for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.
The prosecution says Lizard was beaten to death on August 16, 2011 at Kartel’s house on Swallowfield Rd, in Havendale. Cops say he was killed over two missing firearms.
His body has not been found.