KINGSTON, Jamaica:
Police investigators have dismissed a report that Damion Orrett, who was shot and killed in Waterford, St Catherine yesterday, was a witness in the Vybz Kartel murder trial.
Instead, Assistant Commissioner Devon Watkis told The Gleaner today that Orrett, more popularly known as ‘Ratty’, was down to give evidence in the murder case dismissed against the entertainer last July.
“Despite the efforts of the police, he chose not to make himself available causing the office of the DPP [Director of Public Prosecutions] to dismiss the case against Kartel”, Watkis sought to explain.
Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer, and two other men were charged with the murder of St Catherine businessman Barrington ‘Bossy’ Burton.
However, prosecutors decided not to proceed with the trial after Justice Bryan Sykes turned down their application to admit two witness statements.
Sykes said at the time he was not convinced that the prosecution had taken enough steps to locate the witnesses.
It’s reported that Orrett was in the Waterford community when a gunman got out of a motorcar and shot him just before 9 a.m.
Another man was injured in the shooting and taken to hospital.
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  1. From you enteri the web that Kartel spins, there is no way out for you. It looks like it’s either prison or death smh

  2. This dude gave evidence in the Barrington “bossy” Burton murder case but later went AWOL when the trial was about to start. If y’all remember kartel was talking about him on the voice notes. Saying that they were parring with shotty and its shotty who bring ratty and how ratty turn big informer.

  3. He gave evidence in the Barrington Burton murder case. If y’all remember the voice notes kartel was telling problem child that shotty was the one who brought ratty in the clique and how he turned out to be a big informer.

    1. No..That was a different Ratty and was Shorty family…This Ratty nickname was death…he did gave a statement to the police and retracted it but it was not for that case…Kartel was upset with this Ratty at first not for the court case but because he was going to kill someone and him think a Ratty go tell back the people dem..Good morning

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