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VYBZ KARTEL TRIAL: Juror unavailability delays continuation of judge's summation

Published:Wednesday | March 12, 2014 | 12:03 PM

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The unavailability of one juror in the Vybz Kartel murder trial has forced a delay in the start of today’s proceedings in the Home Circuit Court.

It is not clear why the juror from the 11-member panel is unavailable but the court is awaiting confirmation on whether it can sit today.

Presiding judge, Lennox Campbell, was expected to resume his summation of the evidence in the case at 10 o’clock this morning.

He is expected to complete the review of evidence from Detective Sergeant Patrick Linton, a former head of the Police Cybercrimes Unit.

The policeman had introduced call records, text messages and voice notes in the trial.

The judge has reviewed the evidence of 13 of 24 witnesses called in the case.

Kartel and Kahira Jones, Shane Williams, André St John, and entertainer Shawn Campbell, also called Shawn Storm are on trial for the August 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.

He was allegedly killed over two missing guns.



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