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VYBZ KARTEL TRIAL: Handwriting expert testifies

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2014

Retired Superintendent of police and handwriting expert, Karl Major has testified in the Vybz Kartel murder trial to analysing two sets of documents in relation to the case.



He said the documents were given to him by defence attorney Tom Tavares-Finson in November last year to make comparisons.



Major said among the documents was a letter to the public defender and statements bearing the signature L. Chow.



He said in his opinion the documents were all written by the same person.



It has been alleged that the prosecution’s main witness, Chow, had written to the public defender claiming he had been forced to give a statement to the police.



However, Chow has denied writing the letter.



The Crown is alleging that Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer; entertainer Shawn Campbell, popularly known as Shawn Storm; André St John; Shane Williams; and Kahira Jones, murdered Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams on August 16, 2011.



Yesterday all the defendants gave unsworn testimony declaring their innocence.



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