KINGSTON, Jamaica — It is highly unlikely that the much-anticipated verdict in the Vybz Kartel murder trial will be handed down today.
Justice Lennox Campbell mid-afternoon is yet to complete his summation to the jury.
So far Justice Campbell has looked at the evidence of a police investigator, a handwriting expert and a letter purportedly written by the prosecution’s star witness. In examining the letter, the judge said that it does not appear it was written by the chief witness, because he was in protective custody on the date that the letter was allegedly penned. The letter was written on November 13, 2013.
The judge also told the jurors to take into consideration the wording of the letter. The author of the letter used the words, which Justice Campbell thought were above the literacy level of the witness based on the testimony he gave.
“You can describe a case as a cause, that is the way lawyers describe a case. The Vybz Kartel cause. Is that something you expect the star witness would have said? Legitimize their theory? When he was asked if he knew who the public defender was, he said no. It is undisputed that he was in protective custody on the 13th,” Justice Campbell said.