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Kartel's lawyers must wait until July to apply to introduce fresh evidence in appeal

Attorney Bert Samuels, one of the lawyers representing Vybz Kartel and Shawn Campbell
 
Lawyers representing incarcerated dancehall entertainers Vybz Kartel and Shawn "Storm" Campbell will have to wait until July in order to apply to introduce fresh evidence in their case before the Appeal Court.
 
Justice Dennis Morrison, President of the Appeal Court, declined to hear the application on Thursday during a case management hearing.
 
"The application was further put off to be heard on the 9th of July," said attorney Bert Samuels, who represents Vybz Kartel and Campbell. 
 
He said the evidence, which was left out at the trial of the men, is crucial to the their appeal - the first hearing of which is also on July 9. 
 
The lawyers were successful on Thursday in filing additional grounds of appeal for Shawn Campbell. 
 
In addition to the late grounds being filed, "orders were made for the prosecution to respond to the arguments and the grounds made by Shawn Campbell because in breach of the orders, the prosecution had not yet given a response to the grounds filed," Mr. Samuels explained. 
 
Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adijah Palmer, Shawn Campbell, along with Kahira Jones and Andre St. John were sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014 for the 2011 murder of Clive "Lizard" Williams.
 


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