Vybz Kartel Trial Day 12 Live Update: The Public Defender Letter

Vybz Kartel murder trial is now in its 12th day in the Home Circuit court.

The dancehall star, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is on trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

Kartel Murder Trial: Public Defender Subpoena To Hand Over Witness Letter

Kartel is jointly charged along with his protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

Yesterday Public Defender Earl Witter handed over a hand written letter to the court which is believed to be sent to him by the prosecution’s main witness.

A hand writing analysis will be done to determine if the witness did in fact penned that letter, a notion he denied in court yesterday.

The witness allegedly wrote the letter the Public Defender in November 2011, after saying he saw Clive Williams after the day of the attack on August 16, 2011.

The witness also allegedly complained in the letter that he was being forced to testify by police officers.

According to authorities, Williams was beaten to death at a home in Havendale over a missing firearm believed to be belonging to Vybz Kartel.

His body has not been found.

If found guilty the accused men could received life sentences.


Today’s session delays until 2 p.m. to facilitate an inquiry into a letter the main witness allegedly sent to the Public Defender.


Defense attorneys are also interviewing a Digicel telecommunications expert who will give testimony in court.


Police officers had to remove a large crowd of mostly school kids who gathered outside the court along King Street. There was a false rumor spreading that Vybz Kartel was freed.


Trial adjourned early today because no witness was available to take the stand.