VYBZ KARTEL UPDATE: FORENSIC SCIENTIST, VICTIM’S SISTER & GIRLFRIEND TESTIFIED
A forensic investigator went on the stand in the Vybz Kartel murder trial today (Nov 21).
Kartel and four other men are on trial for the murder in the Home Circuit Court.
Reports are that the investigator has testified that he found bloodstains at the entertainer’s home in Havendale, St Andrew where Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams was allegedly beaten before being killed on August 16, 2011.
It is said that Detective Constable Avril Thomas from the Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) has testified to processing a scene at the four-bedroom house on 7 Swallowfield Avenue, Havendale, St. Andrew as part of investigations.
Reports are that the detective told the court he found spots of blood on a door-jam in one of the rooms and watermarks on the floor.
In the meantime, under cross-examination by defence lawyers Pierre Rogers this morning (Nov 21), the sister of the deceased said following an incident at her home on Sunday August 14, 2011, she instructed her brother to leave the community of Waterford in Portmore. She also testified to helping him to leave the area. She continued by saying that when she spoke to her brother on the Monday, she did not know where he was at that point and that she later found out on Tuesday that he was in Waterford.
Reports are that when asked if she was afraid about her brother’s whereabouts, she began to cry and said she only wanted to know that he was alive.
During her re-examined by prosecutor, Leighton Morris, she said she gave her brother $3,000 to help him to leave Waterford.
Also, to testify was the girlfriend of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, she testified that the last time she saw Williams was about 9 a.m. August 16 when she was going to work.
Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is jointly charged with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell, popularly known as Shawn Storm, André St John, Shane Williams and Kahira Jones.
The fifth co-accused, fashion designer Calvin Haye, was released yesterday (Nov 20) after the prosecution said they found no evidence against him.