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VYBZ KARTEL TRIAL: Case resumes in Home Circuit Court today

Published:Monday | January 6, 2014 | 8:57 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The murder trial of dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel in relation to the death of Clive 'Lizard' Williams is set to resume today following the Christmas break.

The 12-member jury is also expected to return to court when the matter resumes.

The court has been hearing in-camera testimony from witnesses in the absence of the jurors for a few weeks.

Among the witnesses called was cybercrimes expert Detective Sergeant Patrick Linton.

Detective Sergeant Linton was the head of the Police Forensic and Cybercrimes Unit at the Organised Crime Investigation Division when the police carried out its investigation into the murder of 27-year-old Williams.

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

The crown has said it has video and audio recording linking Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, and four others to the murder of Williams.

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

The prosecution’s star witness has testified at the trial that the last time he saw Williams he was lying motionless on the floor at Kartel’s house in Havendale, St Andrew.

Kartel is jointly charged with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell also known as Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St John.

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