JUDGE A GIVE IT TO DI DEFENSE

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Justice Lennox Campbell in continuing his summation in the Vybz Kartel murder trial told jurors on Friday that the “overall scheme” of the defence is that there was a conspiracy to convict the accused men.

Campbell’s use of the word “scheme” to describe the defence caused a lawyer for the accused to mouth the word “scheme” in surprise.

The judge was summing up the evidence of Detective Constable Avril Thomas of the MIT.

He reminded jurors that Thomas had said that none of the photos he took at Kartel’s Havendale home where Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams was believed to have been murdered on August 16, 2011 had been tampered with.

In light of the defence of conspiracy, Campbell further told jurors that it is important to look at the actions of the policeman to determine of it was “authorised by law”.

0 thoughts on “JUDGE A GIVE IT TO DI DEFENSE

  1. Fi de sake of busta big gut and de homeless gays uptown I want the judge done tiday so busta nu nhame and sodomize dung de whole a Jamaica a wait pon de verdict…..fat landfish

  2. With all the evidence, the judge knows that them guilty, so he’s pointing them in the right direction, and that is to bring all the accused in guilty,the judge know them bring in star power to sway the jurors from the facts distracting them in this late stage.

  3. There are two (2) version on the Judge’s summation for today in both the gleaner and observer and both of them are contradicting each other!!

    1. here is the Gleaners Version:

      Justice Lennox Campbell has told jurors in the Vybz Kartel murder trial that the defense has raised what he called ‘serious contentions’ about the integrity of cell phones containing evidence implicating the entertainer.

      The judge gave the remark as he reviewed the evidence by senior policeman Cornwall ‘Bigga’ Ford, the fifth of the 24 witnesses brought by the prosecution.

      The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) had told the court that he went to Altamont Court Hotel in St Andrew in September 2011 where he saw Kartel and recovered four cell phones.

      The Crown is alleging at the trial in the Home Circuit Court that Williams was beaten to death at Kartel’s house in Havendale on August 16, 2011 over two missing guns.

      Justice Campbell reminded the jurors that SSP Ford had told the court that he lost his notebook in which he had recorded the particulars of the phones.

      The policeman had also indicated that he had recorded a statement from the notebook after returning to his office from the hotel.

      That statement was read out in court.

      The judge told the jurors that one of the serious contentions the defense raised is in relation to a BlackBerry Torch.

      He said it was important because it was from one of the phones that the text messages implicating the men were taken.

      He reminded the jurors of the defence’s argument that while it was in the custody of the police, it had been used.

      The defense had complained that the phone cannot be relied on.

      Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is charged jointly with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell, also called Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones; Shane Williams and André St John.

      1. here is the observer’s version:

        KINGSTON, Jamaica — Justice Lennox Campbell in continuing his summation in the Vybz Kartel murder trial told jurors on Friday that the “overall scheme” of the defence is that there was a conspiracy to convict the accused men.

        Campbell’s use of the word “scheme” to describe the defence caused a lawyer for the accused to mouth the word “scheme” in surprise.

        The judge was summing up the evidence of Detective Constable Avril Thomas of the MIT.

        He reminded jurors that Thomas had said that none of the photos he took at Kartel’s Havendale home where Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams was believed to have been murdered on August 16, 2011 had been tampered with.

        In light of the defence of conspiracy, Campbell further told jurors that it is important to look at the actions of the policeman to determine of it was “authorised by law”.

        1. The two articles speak of two different things. One speaks about bigga ford and phones etc and the other speaks to other evidence and witness. Read again

  4. Im wondering if the whole heap a shooting a waterford fe de past few days got anything to do with this trial kinda look a way on kartel old stomping ground

  5. Unno stop jump to conculsion. Kartel will be free next week so make sure have unno headache pills dem fe take. lml!

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