Meeting between juror and defence lawyer will not affect trial

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Justice Lennox Campbell, presiding judge in the murder trial of Vybz Kartel, a short while ago declared that the meeting between a juror and a defence lawyer will not affect the case.

“It was an innocent meeting and it is most unlikely that it will in any way affect the proceedings before the court,” Justice Campbell said after a meeting Tuesday morning in chambers with the offending juror.

The juror is alleged to have visited the offices of a defence attorney over the Christmas holidays seeking audience with the lawyer.

The matter was reportedly brought to the attention of Justice Campbell and previously discussed in a meeting that included attorneys for the Crown and the defendants in the case.

The trial continues on Thursday.

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