Vybz Kartel’s Lawyer Is Confident That Kartel Will Be

Posted by admin on December 9, 2013 in Celebrity News

Missed Dahved Levy’s interview with Vybz Kartel’s lawyer Christian Tavares-Finson on Caribbean Fever? Tavares-Finson talks about many of the latest controversies surrounding the case including the prosecution’s star witness, illegal evidence and why the judge cleared the court room. Listen to the full interview below!



Kartel Murder Trial: Public Defender Subpoena To Hand Over Witness Letter


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Kartel murder trial in the Home Circuit circuit is winding down. A verdict could be reached as early as Friday if there are no delays.


Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is on trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. He is jointly charged for Williams’ murder along with Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams.


Police say Williams was murdered over a missing illegal firearm that belong to Vybz Kartel. His body or the missing gun was not found.


Officers say Kartel and his co-accused beat Williams to death on August 16, 2011 at a house in Havendale, St. Andrew.


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Yesterday, government forensic scientist Sharon Bryson testified in court that the DNA from the blood sample police found at the house did not match the DNA of Williams uncle Daniel Williams. However, she confirmed the blood belong to a human male.


Bryson told the court that it is possible that both men are not related from Clive Williams father side, hence the DNA test is inconclusive.


Police Corporal Shawn Howard also took the witness stand to testified about his handling of key evidence in the case.


Under cross-examination from defense lawyers, Howard told the court that he did not obtained a search warrant to confiscate Vybz Kartel’s cellphones or search his property.

Kartel Trial: Key Witness Admit To Lying, Testimony Crumbling


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Kartel murder trial continued yesterday in the Home Circuit court in Kingston where the prosecution star witness wrapped up his testimony.

Defense lawyer Tamika Harris grilled the witness, whose testimony has not been holding up under pressure by lawyers representing the co-accused.

But the major development in the case on Monday was the appearance of Public Defender Earl Witter, who was subpoena to hand over a letter allegedly sent to him from the trial’s main witness in November of 2011.

According to reports, the witness wrote the letter and sent it to the Public Defender after he allegedly say he saw Clive Williams after the attack had took place.

The witness Lamar Chow has denied that he saw Williams and also denied sending the letterto the Public Defender.

Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is jointly charged along with protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

According to authorities, Clive “Lizard” Williams was beaten to death on August 16, 2011 at a home in Havendale.

His body has not been found.

Vybz Kartel Trial: Prosecution Star Witness Gave Shocking Testimony and Said Deejays Wanted Him To Leave Jamaica


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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.


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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.

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Vybz Kartel was back in the Jamaican High court on Wednesday to continue his high profile murder trial.


Kartel, whose real name is 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.


Yesterday the prosecution main witness, Lamar Chow, continued his damning testimony, giving details on what happened after he and the victim were attacked at a house in Havendale on August 16, 2011.


Vybz Kartel’s attorney grilled Chow on the witness stand telling him that he didn’t entered the house and that the dog attacked him outside before Kartel tried to rescue him and was then bitten by the dog.


Tavares-Finson then said that was the reason why Chow accompanied Vybz Kartel to the hospital. But the witness stand firmed to his story.


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During his testimony on Wednesday, Chow told the court that on August 17, 2011, a day after the alleged attacked took place, Shawn Storm called him and invited him to go to Guyana because he did not want him to talk to anybody about what took place.


Chow said he agreed, but told Storm that he had no suitcase, to which the dancehall star told him he would get him one to which he did. He said a few days later he got a call from Shawn Storm Campbell telling him to get ready to go and the two later took a taxi to the airport. He said the taxi was the same one that took him, Clive Williams and Shawn Storm to Havendale earlier that week.




The star witness said when he arrived at the airport he was greeted by Vybz Kartel, Moonie, and Sheba. He then told the court that they never got to go on the flight because it had already departed.


Chow said he was told to go home and return the Thursday morning but when he went back to Waterford, Portmore the Wednesday night he called his family to come take him out the community.


He said he never returned to the aiport the Thursday morning, and when contacted by Shawn Storm he told him that he was not going to Guyana with them. Chow told the court that Vybz Kartel also called him and ask him to come to Guyana because he didn’t want him to tell anyone what took place.


Chow will be taking the witness stand again today where the defense attorneys will continue their cross-examination.


If convicted, the accused men could face up to 25 years in prison.

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Vybz Kartel and his co-accused are back in court today on the 8th day of their ongoing murder trial before the Home Circuit court.


Kartel, along with Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are all charged the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.


The Case Of Vybz Kartel Murder Victim, Could He Still Be Alive?


According to authorities, Williams was beaten to death on August 16, 2011 at a house at 7 Swallowfield Avenue, Havendale, St. Andrew over a missing firearm.


The prosecution introduced their star witness, Lamar Chow, to the stand yesterday and he backed up their claims about the murder.


You can read the full report on what the main witness told the court yesterday below


DETAILS: Vybz Kartel Trial: Prosecution Star Witness Gave Shocking Testimony


Today the defense will cross-exam the prosecution star witness.




Lamar Chow told the court that he and Shawn ‘Storm’ Campbell were childhood friends. He also said it was more than one gun that went missing.




Defense attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson, cross-examined the prosecution star witness Lamar Chow. Tavares-Finson asked attempted to discredit Chow’s testimony by insinuating that he was not in the house.


However, Chow insisted that he was there and saw everything.


Chow also said Vybz Kartel and Shawn ‘Storm’ Campbell wanted to get him out the country days after the attack took place.


{VIDEO} Major Developments In Vybz Kartel Trial After First Week Including Testimony From Police & Victim’s Sister {TRIAL CONTINUES TODAY}




The main witness for the prosecution testified yesterday at the murder trial of entertainer Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused that on August 16, 2011, he saw Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams lying motionless on the living room floor at Kartel’s house in Havendale, St Andrew.


He said he and Williams were taken in a taxi to the house, where Kartel questioned them about two missing guns, and Williams said they planned to buy back the guns.
The Crown is alleging at the trial in the Home Circuit Court that Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer; entertainer Shawn Campbell, popularly known as Shawn Storm; André St John; Shane Williams; and Kahira Jones, murdered Williams on August 16, 2011.
The witness said on the afternoon of August 16, 2011, he was called to Campbell’s home in Waterford, St Catherine. When he went there, he saw Williams at Campbell’s gate. He said Campbell told Williams that Kartel wanted to see him because since the guns went missing, he had not seen them.
He said he left for his home and some time later that evening, he saw Williams and Campbell arrived at his gate in a taxi. He went with them in the taxi and they all went to a house in Havendale.
When they arrived at the gate, the accused St John was at the premises and he opened the gate and they went inside. The taxi driver did not go inside with them. He said Kartel invited them inside the house.
Questioned by prosecutor Jeremy Taylor as to what happened inside the house, he said Kartel asked what happened.
He said he told Kartel that he was at work, and it was Brown and Lizard who went for the guns, and Lizard said he had given Brown the guns to put back. Kartel then asked what they planned to do, and Lizard told him that they planned to buy back the guns.
The witness said Jones held Lizard backwards and he (witness) ran to a back room because he feared that something was going to happen to him, too.
He said Kartel and Shawn Storm brought him back to the living room, where he saw Williams lying motionless on the floor and St John holding a building block in his hand, while Jones was bending over Lizard. He said he felt he was going to be next, so he ran from the house, jumped the gate, and went on to the road. He said he saw Kartel following him.
Kartel said it was a man called ‘Brown’ and ‘Lizard’ who had stolen the guns. Kartel, who was limping, said a dog bit him and he wanted to go to the hospital. The witness said he stopped a taxi and went with Kartel to the hospital.
After they left the hospital, he went to Waterford that night where he saw Campbell, who told him not to tell anyone that ‘Lizard’ went in the taxi with them earlier that evening. He said he did not hide the information.
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Vybz Kartel’s co-accused Calvin “Moonie” Haye exonerated


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Fashion designer/stylist Calvin “Moonie” Haye was one of five other men jointly charged with Vybz Kartel for Clive Williams murder.


After two years in and out of jail, the prosecution dropped the charge against Haye due to lack of evidence.


How can this affect the case?


The defense attorneys can argue that the prosecution does not know what they are doing after keeping Haye on a serious murder charge for two years only to set him free due to lack of evidence.

SSP Cornwall ‘Bigga’ Ford lost the official statement


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Popular Senior Superintendent of police Cornwall ‘Bigga’ Ford took the witness stand and was grilled by the defense attorneys about the arrest statement. Ford told the courts that he did not complete the official statement until it was requested on December 14, 2011. Vybz Kartel was arrested on September 30, 2011.


Ford also said he lost his notepad with the original notes sometime between late December and early January during a relocation of the flying squad offices.


The defense attorneys also accused the senior officer leaking details the arrest to the press.


How can this affect the case?


The defense attorneys can argue that the statement was tampered with. Regarding the strong media presence on the day of Vybz Kartel’s arrest, the defense can say that was a ply by the police force to prejudice the case.

The victim charge with illegal possession of firearm


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One of the major development in the case was when Clive Williams sister told the court that her brother was previously charged with illegal possession of a firearm and shooting with intent.


How can this affect the case?


The defense attorneys can say in their closing arguments that the victim was a criminal and could have been on anyone hit list. After all these are two very serious charges.

Forensic investigator testimony


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Forensic investigator Avrel Thomas took the witness stand and told the court that he saw blood stain at the home in Havendale where Clive Williams was allegedly murdered on August 16, 2011.


How can this affect the case?


This revelation may not have any significant effects on the outcome of the trial unless DNA test from that bloodstain proved to be that of the victim. So far we don’t know but the trial is far from over.

The victim sister testimony


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Clive Williams’ sister took the witness stand on Wednesday and Thursday where she recalled seeing her brother looking uneasy two days before his disappearance. She broke down on the witness stand while being questioned by the defense attorneys about the details of what occured leading up to August 16, 2011. The lawyers showed her some compassion and not ask her too many questions.


She said she gave him $3000 two days before his disappearance to ran away from the Portmore community. She said she just wanted to know if her brother is still alive.


How can this affect the outcome of the case?


Simple, her testimony is enough to work on the jurors emotions and that could be bad for the defense.



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