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VYBZ KARTEL TRIAL: Juror ill, case adjourned early

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2014 | 5:12 PM

Today's afternoon session of the Vybz Kartel murder trial had to be abandoned after a juror fell ill and had to be taken to hospital.

Presiding judge Justice Lennox Campbell informed the court of the juror's ill health when the case resumed this afternoon.

The jury was then dismissed and asked to return tomorrow.

This morning police witness Detective Sergeant Patrick Linton testified to seeing a man with the stick of a pickaxe in a phone video confiscated in the investigation of the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.

Linton testified that on October 22, 2011, he retrieved a BlackBerry phone and used a device to power the instrument.

He told the court that he extracted the data to his forensic work station.

The policeman said the data extracted contained video and audio files, photographic images, documents and other files.

He said in one of the videos, he saw several persons.

The witness said one of the persons was a light-skinned man, with the word "Boss" tattooed on his right forearm.

Detective Sergeant Linton said the word was clearly visible and was in bright red ink.

He also said he saw a man holding the stick of a pickaxe.

Kartel 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.

Williams was allegedly killed in relation to two missing guns.


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