Monthly Archives: February 2014

Of bad words& betrayal – #KartelMurderTrial

Its February 19, 2014 – courtroom 2, Supreme Court, Downtown Kingston. Jeremy Taylor, lead prosecutor gets ready to continue his closing submissions to the jury in what must be the biggest case for him as a prosecutor. There are barricades … Continue reading

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Prosecution’s closing speech – #KartelMurderTrial

Here are my verbatim notes of the closing speech of the prosecution in the Kartel and others murder trial. Lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor – on his feet. If a sentence does not make sense, it may be my error in … Continue reading

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First closing speech – #KartelMurderTrial

These are my verbatim notes, as I able to capture, of the closing speech of Kartel’s attorney, Tom Tavares Finson. Kartel having called witnesses to give evidence on his behalf is the first to make a closing address to the … Continue reading

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KEEP OUT – #KartelMurderTrial

Its February 19, 2014. There is animation and anxiety in the 200 metre space around the Supreme Court on King Street in downtown Kingston. In courtroom number 2, Vybz Kartel sits in the dock with his co-accused as prosecutor Jeremy … Continue reading

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‘A Kaatel vice’ – #KartelMurderTrial

Court reconvenes at just before 11:00 AM. Jeremy Taylor indicates that Tamika Harris is to resume cross examination of DSP Vernal Thompson on behalf of her client, Andre St. John.¬†Harris signals to Justice Lennox Campbell and the twelve member jury … Continue reading

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Of ‘Grill up’, belief in God & dropping out of Calabar – #KartelMurderTrial

Presiding judge Lennox Campbell has decided that all five accused in the Kartel and other murder trail have a case to answer. In criminal trials, this means that the accused, he plans to give evidence on his own behalf, he … Continue reading

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Mad Suss – #KartelMurderTrial

Andre St. John wears a pink shirt and a neck tie with a shocking green pair of trousers. His hair is kept like Medusa from Greek Mythology – twisted, curled, a bit unkempt. He is a light skinned young man … Continue reading

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