Adidja Palmer, Vybz Kartel’s government name, second murder trial is only two weeks away but Jamaican authorities could possibly drop the case before the high profile trial even get off the ground.
Sources close to the case told Dancehall HipHop that the witnesses are still not cooperating and maybe in hiding which makes it very difficult for the prosecution to prove their case.
“The second trial is suffering the same faith as the first, witnesses are just not coming forward despite efforts to get in touch with them,” the source told us, requested his identity being withheld.
The source also told us that authorities may have exhausted all their delay tactics and will be hard pressed to bring their case before the court.
“They have exhausted all their tactics to delay the trial and the police didn’t help the case when they made a statement claiming that they found contraband in his [Vybz Kartel] jail cell. So its now or never for the prosecution,” the reliable source added.
Vybz Kartel will go on trial starting November 18 for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
Authorities say Kartel and co-accused murder Clive Williams
According to police reports, Vybz Kartel and his co-accused beat Williams to death at a home in Havendale, St. Catherine in the summer of 2011.
Vybz Kartel’s protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, Stylist Calvin “Moonie” Haye, and Shane Williams are all charged with Clive Williams murder.
Investigators say Williams was murdered over a missing firearm.
In the summer of 2011 Vybz Kartel allegedly ordered his goons to bring Clive Williams and another associate, who is believed to a witness, to a home in Havendale.
Police alleged that Williams was tied up and beaten because he lost a firearm belonging to Vybz Kartel. His associate escaped from the house and ran and has not been seen since. Speculations are that he is in witness protection.
Police has not found Clive “Lizard” Williams’ body.
Vybz Kartel found not guilty in first murder case
In July of this year Vybz Kartel was acquitted for the murder of St. Catherine Businessman Barrington “Bossie” Burton.
Justice Bryan Sykes instructed the jury to return a not guilty verdict after the prosecution could not bring forward a credible witness or prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Prosecutors say their witnesses were just not cooperating and that made their case very difficult.
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