Kartel juror denies party planned to celebrate verdict

Kartel juror denies party planned to celebrate verdict

Friday, May 01, 2015

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ATTORNEY Valerie Neita-Robertson yesterday suggested to a juror from the Vybz Kartel murder trial that she and her colleagues had agreed beforehand to convict the men and that they would throw a party to celebrate the verdict.


But the witness, who was being cross-examined in the trial of a former juror who sat with her on the Vybz Kartel murder trial, denied that this had happened.


Neita-Robertson put it to the witness that her client, Livingston Caine, had voiced his disapproval and said he was going to report the matter to the judge, but the witness denied this also.


The witness denied both that a party was being planned and that a guest list for the party was made.


During her re-examination by the prosecution, the witness said that Caine was the one planning a pool party and that he invited a female juror with whom he was discussing her underwear.


Caine is being tried in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on five counts of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and one count of attempting to pervert the course of justice.


He is accused of attempting to bribe fellow jurors to return a not guilty verdict in the murder trial of Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused. Kartel and three of the men were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment.


Yesterday, before the conclusion of her questioning by Neita-Robertson, the witness testified that two of the jurors that sat on the murder trial of the entertainer lived on the same street.


The witness also denied a suggestion that a number of jurors, herself included, said openly that they have sat before on cases prosecuted by Jeremy Taylor, the Vybz Kartel prosecutor, and that they will "just go along with Mr Taylor's case".


The trial is to continue on Wednesday July 22.


-- Paul Henry



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