A tamper probe was launched into Kartel’s phone which had damning voice and text messages that linked him to the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. It is being analyzed currently by an expert to see if it is possible that there was tampering.
The Supreme Court had given permission to examine via a court on May 13, and the phone was among four evidential materials that were obtained by the defence team. Justice Leighton Pusey made the order, which gave the defence permission to analyze the cell phone, a DVD with voice notes along with a compact disc and a marked DVD containing a video of the actual murder.
Vybz Kartel whose given name is Adidja Palmer and his co-accused, fellow entertainer Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell plus associates Andre St John and Kahira Jones were all convicted for the murder which took place on August 16, 2011.
Accordinging to the Attorney-at-law that represents Kartel, the defence had taken a position that tampering was significant.
After the items are made accessible to the defence , they will need to ensure that they do not leave the island and the items should not be tampered with by the defence. All examination of the evidence should be done before an officer of the Court along with an expert from the Crown.
Vybz Kartel is currently represented by Isat Buchanan while Andre St. John and Kahira Jones are under the legal leadership of John Clarke while Shawn Campbell has Bert and Bianca Samuels as his lawyers.
The men were sentenced on April 3rd, 2014 by Justice Lennox Campbell after they were convicted for the murder of “Lizard” who was allegedly killed after he stole one of Vybz Kartel’s guns.
Since 2011 a body is yet to be found nor a weapon that was used to carry out the crime, this leaves many to speculate that Lizard could be overseas doing ok, Popcaan also recently joked about only one Lizard still missing for years now.
Vybz Kartel was arrested on 29 of September 2011 by the Jamaica police with regards to marijuana possession. Kartel was later charged by Jamaica’s Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) for the killing of a Jamaican businessman, Barrington Burton, conspiracy and illegal possession of a firearm, other charges later racked up.
Ever since then, there has been a longstanding battle between the legal teams of the men convicted and the Jamaican Justice system for what the lawyers are saying was an unconstitutional conviction.