VYBZ KARTEL TRIAL UPDATE: FORENSIC SCIENTIST SAYS THE ARTISTE’S HOME WAS PURPOSELY SET ON FIRE
Reports are that the murder trial of Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel resumed this morning (Nov 26) in the Home Circuit Court with Special constable Kayan Murphy continued her testimony in the murder case involving the artiste.
Constable Murphy says that following the arrest of Kartel and others at a New Kingston hotel on September 30 2011, her initial statement, written in October, did not include the discovery of two cell phones in the hotel room occupied by one of the men.
However, at the last session of the court, Murphy testified to having found two cell phones in the room with the men.
The court also heard testimony from forensic scientist from the Government forensic laboratory, Nicola Brown-Baxter, who examined the scene at 7 Swallow Field Avenue in Kingston. This address is the alleged murder scene of Clive “Lizard” Williams.
Brown Baxter, who is also a fire expert, testified that fire was set in the garage leading to the living room and two bedrooms which also caused damage to the bathrooms. Her final analysis was that the fire was deliberately set due to the evidence of fuel at the location.
Kartel and Shawn Storm along with three others are on trial for the murder of Clive Williams.
Tomorrow when the case resumes, the court is expected to hear testimonies from witnesses from cell phone companies.