Public Defender makes brief appearance at Kartel trial

Jamaica's Public Defender, Earl Witter, appeared at the trial of dance hall entertainer Vybz Kartel and his co accused in Kingston on Monday morning.
     
Mr. Witter was subpoenaed by the court to supply a letter which a prosecution witness is alleged to have written to him. However, during cross examination, the witness denied that he wrote a letter to the Public Defender claiming that Clive "Lizard" Williams is alive.
     
It was reportedly stated in the letter that the witness was being forced by the police to implicate Vybz Kartel and his co-accused in the murder.
   
Justice Lennox Cambell ordered that the letter be handed over to the Registrar.
   
Following that development, the prosecution indicated that Mr. Witter may be required at a later date to assist the court.   

Monday also saw the final round of questioning of the main prosecution, after being on the stand for five days. 

Vybz Kartel (whose given name is Adidja Palmer)  Shawn Storm, Shane Williams, Andre St John and Kahira Jones, are accused of  the August 16, 2011 murder of  Clive "Lizard" Williams.
                             


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