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Court to begin hearing evidence in Vybz Kartel's murder trial today

Published:Monday | July 15, 2013 | 9:55 AM

The Home Circuit Court is to begin hearing evidence today in the murder trial of dancehall entertainer, Vybz Kartel.

A 12-member jury was selected for the trial last week Friday, setting the stage for the start of proceedings following a week of delays.

Lenburgh McDonald and Nigel Thompson are jointly charged with the entertainer, whose given name is Adija Palmer.

All three men are accused of the July 2011 shooting death of the St Catherine businessman while he was standing with friends along Walkers Avenue in Gregory Park.

Supreme Court judge, Bryan Sykes will preside over the trial.

On Friday, Justice Sykes told the jurors that they are required to be impartial and keep an open mind until all the evidence is heard.

He further told them that they should disregard whatever they have heard or read in the public domain in relation to the case.

Kartel, McDonald and Thompson have been in custody since they were charged in October 2011. 


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