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Kartel juror returns to court May 30

Friday, April 25, 2014    

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THE juror who allegedly tried to bribe his fellow jurors in the Vybz Kartel murder trial in return for a not-guilty verdict, is scheduled to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on May 30.

Livingston Cain, a 50-year-old football coach of Stony Hill in St Andrew, is charged with one count of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and five counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice, to which he has pleaded not guilty.

When the matter came up for mention in the Half-Way-Tree Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday, Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn asked that the Crown be given a further three weeks to try and facilitate a request from the lawyer of the accused, Dian Watson. She had requested that the Crown hand over the accused man's phone — from which evidence was allegedly collected — for it to be examined by an expert.

As a result the matter was rescheduled and Cain's bail was extended by Resident Magistrate Lorna Shelly Williams.

Cain is accused of offering the jury foreman in the Kartel murder trial $500,000 for a not-guilty verdict. It is also alleged that he told another juror that he would "take care of him" if he returned a not-guilty verdict, as well.

Cain was the only juror to vote not guilty in the conviction of Vybz Kartel (Adidja Palmer), Shawn 'Shawn Storm' Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones. A fifth man, Shane Williams, was acquitted.

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