Kartel jurors told to return on January 6

Published: Friday | December 20, 2013 Comments 0

The 12-member jury trying the murder case involving entertainer Vybz Kartel did not hear any evidence yesterday afternoon. They were advised not to attend court yesterday, but to return on January 6 as was decided on Tuesday.

Kartel and his four co-accused are in custody. They have been on trial in the Home Circuit Court since last month.

Detective Sergeant Linton, who was the head of the police's Communication, Forensic and Cybercrimes Unit at the Organised Crime Investigation Division in 2011, was one of the three witnesses who testified at the in-camera hearing.

The Crown is alleging that it has video and audio recordings linking Vybz Kartel and his co-accused to the murder of 27-year-old Clive Lizard Williams.

Williams' body has not been found, but the Crown is alleging that he was beaten to death.

A civilian witness testified last month that the last time he saw Williams, he was lying motionless on the floor at Kartel's house in Havendale, St Andrew.

Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is charged jointly with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell, also known as Shawn Storm; Kahira Jones; Shane Williams; and André St John.

Williams was allegedly killed on August 16, 2011 in relation to two missing guns.

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