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VYBZ KARTEL TRIAL: Police accused of 'malicious intent' to mislead

Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2014 | 12:25 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Defence attorney Pierre Rodgers said there was malicious intent on the part of the police to mislead in the Vybz Kartel murder case as he addressed the jury at the trial this morning.




Rodgers, who is representing one of the accused, Kahira Jones, told the jury to remember that the police were sending text messages from the phone when it was in their custody.



He said the text message sent stating that the alleged murder victim, Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams was “chopped up fine fine” was created when the phone was in the custody of the police.



He said he could not think of any other reason the former head of the Cybercrimes unit Detective Sergeant Patrick Linton had to leave the key on top of his filing cabinet but to facilitate this foul plot.



Rodgers is continuing his address to jury.



The Crown is alleging that Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer; entertainer Shawn Campbell, popularly known as Shawn Storm; André St John; Shane Williams; and Kahira Jones, murdered Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams on August 16, 2011.



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