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Vybz Kartel is back in the Home Circuit court this week for his ongoing murder trial.
The “Benz Punany” deejay, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, along with his protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, and friends Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are all on trial for the alleged murder of their former associate Clive “Lizard” Williams.
Former head of the cyber crime unit in OCID, Patrick Linton, spent the greater part of last week defending his lengthy testimony about data extracted from phones allegedly belonging to the accused men.
This week he is back in the hot seat as defense attorneys grilled him about the authenticity of the phones and the data.
In a series of messages extracted from one smartphone, one police said Lizard’s body was chopped up and disposed of.
Attorneys representing the accused men are now saying the the SD card from that phonewas modified on September 30, 2011, just a couple hours after Vybz Kartel was arrested at a hotel in Kingston.
Under cross-examination from Pierre Rogers, Patrick Linton says he was not the one who modified the memory card. The senior cop also said he cannot speak on if unauthorized persons used the phone while in police custody.
Vybz Kartel’s highly publicized murder trial is now taking shape in the Home Circuit court in Kingston.
So far over 20 witnesses have taken the stand to give testimony in the case that has gone on for more than two months.
Police on Wednesday afternoon arrested key defense witness and advisor, telecommunications expert Philip Martin.
Cops aligned to the Organized Crime and Investigative Division, OCID, converged on Martin’s house some time after 4 p.m. and arrested him. The reason for his arrest is not clear, but cops say they wanted to search his home.
Martin was scheduled to testify in Vybz Kartel murder trial in the coming days.
Vybz Kartel’s lead attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson, says Martin’s arrest was a desperate act by the police force to intimidate the defense.
Defense lawyers grilled key prosecution witness Detective Sergeant Patrick Linton on the stand today. Linton, who is the former head of the cybercrime unit in OCID, has been testifying since last week about text messages, BBM messages, audio and video data taken from a phone belonging to Vybz Kartel.
Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, is on trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. He is jointly charged with Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams.
Cops say Williams was killed over two missing firearm on August 16, 2011 at the deejay’shouse in Havendale, St. Andrew.
His body has yet to be found.
Vybz Kartel high profile murder trial have been taking shape in the Home Circuit court over the last couple of days.
The prosecution started playing audio evidence last week Friday. According to former Cybercrime unit head, Detective Sergeant Patrick Linton, the data was extracted from several smartphones belong to Vybz Kartel and the other accused men.
Today the senior police officer presented more audio evidence in court, as well as, video, images and Blackberry Messenger messages.
If these BBM messages held up under cross-examination from the defense then the accused men are in serious trouble.
The video August 16, 2011.
Linton played a 2 minutes and 17 seconds long video dated August 16, 2011. The video shows three men, one with an axe.
“Yow hear weh mi a say.. mi want yo hold him with a knife and stab him in a him neck and slow him down…,” the court heard in the video.
Another man said “…hol him dung mek mi cut him throat…”
“Rocky u hear weh mi a say no, this can kill the man?” the man with the axe asked.
“You affi swing it hard and no mek it ketch mi,” another man respond.
Someone also told the man with the axe, “swing hard and nuh mek it ketch me.”
“Yow hear wa me a say, hold him down and cut him throat. Yo have a ratchet?” one man in the video asked.
“No mi no have no knife, yo have a gun?” another man respond.
“Weh wee deh? Cuz wee fi know weh a gwaan to,” one man said before the video ended.
BBM dated August 14, 2011
“Yow call dem [expletive] deh n tell dem sey me want me shoes by 8 O’clock innuh badma, cause dawg haffi deal wid dem wicked innuh. 5710021.”
BBM dated August 14, 2011
“Member say a me name WORLDBOSS. So a me dem a go send fa. But only Wee or Shawn can sink we. So we haffi watch if police go fi dem.”
BBM dated August 19, 2011
“Between me n u, a chap Wi chap up di bwoy Lizard fine, fine n dash him weh enuh. As long as u live dem can neva find him”
“Yeah man a mince meat dat.”
“as long as you live Lizard will never be found.”
“Well me tell Shawn say him affi buy dem back. A want tell u say me still gi him a 45 fi watch him head and tell him sey any man missin di same treatment.”
BBM dated August 22, 2011
“Forensic and crime scene deh a Havendale. A look fi blood sample and dna.”
“Dont do nuh talkin pon di phone.”
BBM dated August 23, 2011
“Dawg a bare [expletives]. Me a go tek weh me self.”
“Pon a boat r sumn. It look serious as [expletives]!!”
“From u a do crime. u ever see forensic get involve like this?”
“Dawg better me have u n leng roun me dawg. And some man jus gwaan play wide receiver star. Me feel better da way deh.”
“If me haffi lef di island faaas. u can assist me?
“U have a link tht can mek me lef di island faaas.”
“Which part the boat a go?”
“Fly go cuba from where?”
“Which boat u can get me pon. bahamas if nuttn?”
“Me nu waant wait till it too hot inuh.”
Vybz Kartel’s lead attorney Tom Tavares-Finson objected to the multimedia evidence saying the phone was being used while in the police possession. However, Justice Lennox Campbell ruled to have the data admitted into evidence.
Tavares-Finson accused police officers of using the Blackberry Torch 9800 with PIN #234BAE6D while the phone was in their custody.
Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, long with Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are all on trial for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.
The prosecution says Lizard was beaten to death on August 16, 2011 at Kartel’s house on Swallowfield Rd, in Havendale. Cops say he was killed over two missing firearms.
His body has not been found.
Perhaps the biggest development in Vybz Kartel and his co-accused murder trial are the text messages revealed by the prosecution yesterday in the Home Circuit court. Today, Detective corporal Shawn Brown, who made a PowerPoint presentation of the text messages yesterday, read out more text messages in court this morning. On August 17, 2011, a day after the alleged murder took place in Havendale, Shawn Storm reportedly sent a text to an unknown person sayin, “A di bwoy brown tief dem and run weh.” In another text message Shawn Storm sent a text message saying he don’t know why they running if they did nothing wrong. four days after the alleged murder, on August 20, 2011, Shawn “Storm” Campbell sent a text to the same unknown individual asking if he had hear that Clive Williams had ran away. Today, Detective corporal Shawn Brown also presented more text messages between Clive “Lizard” Williams and his girlfriend Onieka Jackson sent on August 16, 2011. August 16, 2011 7:26 p.m. from Jackson: “ok baby i cant concentrate rite now jus be cool and talk to g normal im trying to get Nadine phone no ansa gonna call bebesha.” August 16, 2011 7:28 p.m. from Williams: “please hurry mi soon reach babes.” Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer along with Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are all on trial for the alleged murder of Clive Williams. Police say Williams was beaten to death over two missing guns. His body was never found. Trial is going on right now.
Vybz Kartel trial climax.
On Thursday and Friday of this week, the prosecution witness came under pressure from the defense attorneys representing Vybz Kartel and his co-accused.
Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is on trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. The dancehall star is jointly charged along with protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams.
This week the prosecution introduced their star witness Lama Chow to the stand where he gave some damning testimony.
According to Chow, Vybz Kartel and his co-accused murdered his friend Lizard and attempted to give him the same fate before he escaped.
Key witness lied about illegal firearm
Attorney Pierre Rodgers, who is representing Kartel’s co-accused Kahira Jones, questioned Lamar Chow about his handling of an illegal firearm believed to be belonging to Vybz Kartel on the day he and Clive Williams were allegedly attacked at a house in Havendale.
Chow denied having the gun on the day in question, August 16, 2011. When pressed further, the key witness again denied handling of the gun, not knowing whats coming next.
Rodgers then asked Chow to read a paragraph from the official statement he gave to police.
One of the sentence from the script reads, “Bandit take out a gun from the back of his waist and give it to me.”
Lamar Chow then nervously admitted that someone handed him the gun and he had told officers that he did handled the firearm.
However, he said he was not lying in his statement because the gun was handed to him when he went home in the night after the attack had took place.
Chow told the court that a man name Bandit gave him the gun to lock (hide), which he later buried.
Witness conflicting story about plane ticket
The prosecution key witness, Lamar Chow, also told the court this week that Vybz Kartel and Shawn “Storm” Campbell bought a plane ticket for him to fly to Guyana with them two days after the attack because they did not want him to be questioned by anyone about the incident.
Attorney Miguel Lorne, who is representing Shawn Storm, also took a shot at the star witness, grilling him about the plane ticket he testified about.
Chow told the court that a ticket was purchased for him when he got to the airport, however, he told the police in his official statement that the ticket was not purchased when he got to the airport.
When asked which of the statement is true, Chow said the ticket was already bought.
“So you tell the police a lie?” the attorney grilled the witness.
Witness denied that his story was fabricated with police help
Lamar Chow, who is now the center of the murder trial, also denied allegations by the defense attorneys that he fabricated the story with the help of police officers to avoid being charge with murder and possession of an illegal firearm.
Chow also denied that he had written a letter to the public defender expressing that he does not want to go to court because he had seen Clive Williams after the alleged attack took place.
The trial continues on Monday.
After a week on trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams, Vybz Kartel’s attorneys says they are very confident he will be acquitted.
On the first week of trial, the three senior police officers were called to the witness stand, as well as, Clive Williams’ sister and girlfriend.
Christian Tavares-Finson, who represent Vybz Kartel, says so far there has been nothing incriminating to convict his client.
“We feel very confident, you know we have our instructions and we are proceeding along those lines,” Tavares-Finson, from Finson & Associates, told Irie FM. “Thus far there is nothing really to suggest that our client is guilty of anything.”
Shawn Storm’s attorney, Miguel Lorne, also echoed the same sentiments. According to Lorne, it was regrettable what fashion stylist Calvin “Moonie” Haye endured for two years only to be told there is no evidence against him.
“The case is now one week old and so far the prosecution has been trying its best to put up a presentable case,” Lorne said. “So far the evidence would not be able to convict any of the five accused.”
Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, along with Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are all on trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.
According to police reports, Williams was beaten to death by the accused men on August 16, 2011 at a home in Havendale. St. Andrew.
Investigators say he was murdered over a missing firearm believed to be belonging to Vybz Kartel.
His body has yet to be found.
Yesterday saw some major development in Vybz Kartel’s murder case that is now before the Home Circuit court in Kingston.
Two senior superintendent of police took the witness stand to recount the operations that lead to Vybz Kartel and his co-accused arrest.
Superintendent of police Cornwall Ford was cross-examined by defense attorneys Tom Tavares-Finson, representing Vybz Kartel, and Miguel Lorne, representing Shawn “Storm” Campbell. Finson asked Ford if he had notified the press of the massive police operation that brought Vybz Kartel into custody, to which he said, “I had no communication with the press.”
On the day of Kartel’s arrest on September 30, 2011, there were a lot of TV camera men and other members of the media.
Tavares-Finson told Ford that it was a ply by the police force to prejudice the case against his client.
There were also reports in the media claiming that police officers say there was a burnt decomposed body found in the burnt down house in Havendale, St. Andrew. However, the senior police officer say he is not authorized to speak on behalf of the police force.
Clive Williams’ sister, who was very emotional on the witness stand, told the court that her brother and Shawn “Storm” Campbell were close friends when asked by attorney Lorne. She said he appeared in some of Shawn Storm’s music videos and the dancehall star was trying to give him a “buss.”
The trial is currently underway in court.
Popular Senior Superintendent of police Cornwall ‘Bigga’ Ford took the witness stand moments ago and was grilled by the defense attorneys about the large presence of the media when Vybz Kartel was arrested in 2011.
Bigga Ford denied that it was a conspiracy by the police department to prejudice the case to increase the chance of a conviction.