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VIDEO: 'Murder on video'

Prosecution claims shocking evidence in Kartel case

BY PAUL HENRY Crime/Court Desk co-ordinator henryp@jamaicaobserver.com

Friday, November 04, 2011    

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VIDEO: 'Murder on video'

THE prosecution in the murder case of entertainer Vybz Kartel and his three co-accused revealed for the first time in court yesterday that it has video and telephone evidence tying the accused men to the killing of a man in August of this year.

According to the Crown, the evidence, when disclosed in full to the defence, will cause the lawyers to advise their clients to plead guilty to the charges against them.

It was not specified which of the accused men were on the video but the Court was told the it showed Clive 'Lizard' Williams being mobbed and beaten to death.

The revelation was made when the men appeared before Senior Corporate Area Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey.

Included in the case file, the court was told, are statements implicating the men.

Kartel — whose real name is Adidja Palmer — fellow artiste Shawn 'Shawn Storm' Campbell; fashion designer Calvin Haye; and Cayro Jones are charged with Williams' murder on August 16.

Williams, according to the police, was stabbed and shot to death over a missing illegal firearm. His body has not been found.

Notwithstanding the purported evidence, Haye, through his lawyer Chris Tavares-Finson, was adamant that he had nothing to do with the killing, which is believed to have occurred in Havendale, St Andrew.

The men were remanded into custody until December 2 when bail applications are expected to be made in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court. Jones was not brought to court yesterday.

Meanwhile, Kartel will return to the Gun Court Division of the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on November 30 in relation to the murder of Barrington 'Bossie' Bryan earlier this year. He was shot as he stood among a group of people in Gregory Park, St Catherine.

Kartel is being represented by Tom Tavares-Finson, while Campbell is being represented by Michael Deans. It was not clear yesterday who is representing Jones.

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