Vybz Kartel Trial: Judge Told Jury To Focus On Evidence
Justice Lennox Campbell continued his instructions to the 11-member jury in Vybz Kartel high profile murder trial in the Home Circuit court today.
The judge told jury to on conclude on a verdict base on the evidence presented to them particularly the series of text messages.
The prosecution presented several text messages allegedly sent between the victim and his girlfriend and also betweem Shawn Storm and Vybz Kartel.
Clive Williams allegedly sent several text messages to his girlfriend on August 16, 2011 telling her that he is in fear of his life.
There were also several text and BBM messages taken from a Blackberry Torch belonging to Vybz Kartel. But the defense are saying that the phone was being used while in was in the custody of the police.
Justice Lennox Campbell highlighted that Patrick Linton admitted on the stand that the phone was tampered with while in police possession.
The Judge also told the jury to pay close attention to the timing of the text messages sent on the day of the alleged murder.
The judge will continue his summation of the case on Monday. He told jury that next week will be their final week in court.
Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, along with “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are jointly charged for the murder of their former associate Clive “Lizard” Williams.
The Crown says Williams was beaten to death on August 16, 2011 at Kartel’s house in Havendale over two missing firearms.
His body was never found.