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Law student hands sweet to Vybz Kartel in court, school declines comment

Published:Friday | January 10, 2014 | 4:37 PM

Damion Mitchell, Editor – Radio & Online

The Norman Manley Law School has reportedly recommended that its students no longer attend the Vybz Kartel murder trial following an incident in which one of them acted inappropriately.

Our sources say a few weeks ago, a student handed a sweet to the dancehall artiste while court was in session.

This afternoon, law school principal, Carol Aina told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that there has been reason to have had discussion with students about the trial.

However, she would not say why.

"I would not want to get into it with the media," Aina said.

Asked whether the law school has recommended that students no longer attend the trial, Aina also declined to comment.

It is understood that a policeman observed the law student giving the sweet to Kartel and reported the matter to the judge.

Justice Lennox Campbell then issued a directive that the Registrar of the Supreme Court write to the Norman Manely Law School as well as the Law Faculty of the University of Technology urging that their students observe certain ethics.

Kartel whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is jointly charged with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell also known as Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St John for the August 16, 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.


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