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Juror in Vybz Kartel trial returns to court today

Published:Friday | March 28, 2014 | 8:38 AM

Livingston Cain, the juror who allegedly tried to influence the verdict in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, is to reappear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate Court today.

Cain is charged with five counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice and one count of conspiring with persons unknown to pervert the course of justice.

He is accused of offering the jury foreman $500,000 to vote to release the five accused.

Prosecutors have told the court that the foreman recorded Cain telling her that he realised that she had some influence over the other jurors and that he wanted her to come to a not guilty verdict.

They also said he was the sole person who voted not guilty in the 10 to 1 decision of the 11- member jury.

Cain has denied any wrongdoing.

Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell, also called Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, and André St John were convicted earlier this month of the August 16, 2011 of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.

A fifth man, Shane Williams, was found not guilty.


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