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VYBZ KARTEL TRIAL: Road closures in Supreme Court vicinity

Published:Thursday | March 13, 2014 | 9:15 AM

The police have again instituted road closures in the vicinity of the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston starting today in anticipation of a verdict in the Vybz Kartel murder case.

Among the roads to be closed are King Street, between Harbour Street and South Parade and Church Street between South Parade and Tower Street.

They are to be closed between 9 o’clock in the mornings and 5 o’clock in the afternoons.

The Corporate Communications Unit of the Jamaica Constabulary Force says police personnel will man all points of closure, and members of the public should obey all instructions given by them.

The police had instituted a similar measure on February 19.

However, there were complaints from family members of the men on trial and defence lawyers.

This forced presiding judge Justice Lennox Campbell to summon a senior policeman into the courtroom and remind him that Jamaicans have a legal right to access the court.

The measure was discontinued the following day.

In the meantime, Justice Campbell is to start looking at the evidence given by witnesses for the defence tomorrow.

He started his summation last Thursday.

He has told jurors the trial will end this week.

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.


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