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Chikungunya-like symptoms attack lawyer, cop in Kartel juror bribery case

Published:Tuesday | October 14, 2014 | 11:38 AM

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The trial of the juror accused of trying to bribe another juror to return a not guilty verdict in the Vybz Kartel murder trial failed to get underway this morning.




Livingston Cain was scheduled to stand trial in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court for attempting to and conspiring to pervert the course of justice.



However, prosecutor Sophia Thomas told the court that she received a letter from his attorney Dianne Watson indicating that she had symptoms of the chikungunya virus (chik-V) and was unable to attend court.



Thomas says the lead police investigator Deputy Superintendent Percival Anderson also reported that he is having chik-V like symptoms.



She says the crown is ready to start the trial and plans to call a total of nine witnesses.



The case was, however, postponed until March 23 next year.



Prosecutors claim that Cain offered other jurors half-a-million-dollars to return a not guilty verdict in Kartel's murder trial.



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