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VYBZ KARTEL TRIAL: Judge says case will continue following juror, lawyer encounter

Published:Tuesday | January 7, 2014 | 12:32 PM

Justice Lennox Campbell has ruled that the Vybz Kartel murder trial will continue following an inquiry into an interaction between a juror and a member of the defence team.

The juror turned up at the office of the attorney over the Christmas break.

However, Justice Campbell said after hearing from the attorney and the juror this morning, he was firmly of the view that it would not affect the case.

Yesterday, The Gleaner reported that there could be an investigation into a claim that an individual purporting to be a juror in the murder trial turned up at the office of a defense lawyer.

Our source says while the murder case was on break over the Christmas period, the purported juror attended the lawyer's office and declared identity.

However, it is reported that the lawyer declined to have any discussion with the person.

Kartel who is celebrating a birthday today, is jointly charged with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell also known as Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St John for the 2011 murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

Two witnesses, Joseph Simmonds, an official from Digicel and Detective Heather Forrest were bound over until Thursday when the matter is scheduled to resume before the jury.


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