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VYBZ KARTEL TRIAL: Crown ends address to jury

Published:Thursday | February 20, 2014 | 5:30 PM

Lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor this afternoon completed his address to the 11- member jury at the murder trial against dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused.

Taylor told the jurors to consider the evidence put before them and return a truthful verdict.

He told the jury that it was Kartel’s arrogance which caused him to leave the text messages on his BlackBerry phone because he says he is the "Worl Boss" and nothing can happen to him.

Taylor referred to messages on the phone suggesting Kartel was making attempts to leave the island.

He also told the jury that the entertainer spoke about how Clive 'Lizard' Williams was chopped up like mince meat and his body thrown away.

The prosecutor said one could identify the laugh and glee when Kartel sent those text messages.

In closing, the lead prosecutor quoted from the Book of Psalms saying, "The Lord laughs at the wicked because he knows their day is coming".

Meanwhile, Michael Lorne, the attorney for co-accused, Shawn Campbell, more popularly known as 'Shawn Storm', began his address to the jury this afternoon.

Lorne told the jury not to allow Taylor to "pull the wool over their eyes."

He also told the jury to reject arguments that 'Shawn Storm' had betrayed the deceased.

The trial continues on Monday when Lorne will resume his address to the jury.


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