‘Kar­tel ju­ror’ case to re­sume on March 20

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The case in­volv­ing the ju­ror ac­cused of try­ing to bribe fel­low ju­rors to re­turn a not-guilty ver­dict in the lengthy mur­der trial of en­ter­tainer Vybz Kar­tel is to re­turn to court on March 20.

Yest e r day, when t he a c c used Liv­ingston Cain, of a Stony Hill, St An­drew, ad­dress ap­peared in the Kingston and St An­drew Parish Court, a fe­male ju­ror gave tes­ti­mony in the mat­ter.

The woman, sim­i­lar to other ju­rors who tes­ti­fied, gave ev­i­dence that Cain told them to free the ac­cused men be­cause they were promis­ing en­ter­tain­ers.

The wit­ness is to be cross-ex­am­ined by Cain’s at­tor­ney Queen’s Coun­sel Va­lerie Neita-Robert­son when the mat­ter re­sumes.

VOTED NOT GUILTY

Ac­cord­ing to the court, Cain was the sole ju­ror that voted not guilty in the 101 de­ci­sion to con­vict Kar­tel, fel­low en­ter­tainer Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Camp­bell, and three oth­ers for the mur­der of Clive ‘Lizard’ Wil­liams.

Cain is charged with one count of con­spir­acy to per­vert the course of jus­tice, and five counts of at­tempt­ing to per­vert the course of jus­tice.

He was ar­rested in the days af­ter Vybz Kar­tel’s trial in 2014.

Fur­ther al­le­ga­tions are that Cain tried to per­suade ju­rors dur­ing the trial to re­turn a ver­dict of not guilty, and even of­fered the jury fore­woman $500,000 for a re­sult in favour of Vybz Kar­tel and his co-ac­cused.

Cain had his bail ex­tended un­til the next court ap­pear­ance.

Vybz Kar­tel

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