No jury, media at Kartel hearing
KINGSTON –– The court today continued to hear submissions on what aspect of testimony from former Cybercrime Unit boss Sergeant Patrick Linton would be put before jurors in the Vybz Kartel murder trial.
Yesterday, the jurors were sent home until Monday and the courtroom cleared to allow Justice Lennox Campbell to hear the evidence on which a determination of admissibility is to be made.
Lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor asked the media to leave the courtroom for the process, given the implication the evidence may have for national security. He said technology being used in other investigations would be discussed.
Linton’s evidence relates to telephone and other devices seized from the entertainer.
Vybz Kartel (real name Adidja Palmer), Shawn Shawn Storm Campbell, Kahira Jones, Andre St John, and Shane Williams are on trial for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams on August 16, 2011. The prosecution is contending that the murder was committed at the entertainer’s Havendale, St Andrew home. (Jamaica Observer)