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VYBZ KARTEL TRIAL: Judge says verdict no longer likely this week

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2014 | 6:31 PM

Justice Lennox Campbell, the judge presiding at the Vybz Kartel murder trial has told jurors that it is no longer likely that the case will end this week.

This afternoon, the judge said it now appears that the case is likely to end next week when they would deliver their verdict.

Last Friday, Campbell had told the 11-member jury that this would be their last week on the case.

But with prosecutor Jeremy Taylor still addressing the jury and the lawyers representing the other four accused yet to do the same, the case is not expected to end by Friday.

"It seems I should revise my estimation as to when you will get the matter," Campbell told jurors.

"It looks like mid next week," he added.

This morning, the police imposed changes to several roads in the precincts of the Supreme Court amid expectations for a ruling this week.

Meanwhile, lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor today told the jury that Vybz Kartel did not have an alibi for the time he is accused of killing Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

Kartel has said he was not at the house in Havendale on August 16, 2011 when Williams was allegedly beaten to death over two missing guns.

Today, Taylor referred to the numerous voice messages allegedly taken from Kartel's phone saying if he did not get back the guns, persons were going to die.

Taylor described entertainer, Shawn Storm, as the postman who took the deceased and the prosecution's main witness to Kartel's house at Havendale.

He also told the jury that Shawn Storm had told his girlfriend in a text message that persons were going to die.

Taylor said Shawn storm knew what was going to happen to Williams and the prosecutions's main witness after he left them at the premises.


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