News From The Courts: Vybz Kartel’s burdens have been greatly reduced after Supreme Court judge Bryan Sykes turned down the application to accept two witness statements in the murder trial against the deejay.
The judge stated that he was not convinced that the prosecution took enough steps to locate the witnesses.
One of Kartel’s attorneys, Christian Tavares-Finson tells Music News that the 12-member jury is to return to the Home Circuit Court tomorrow. At that time, the the judge will then direct the jury to return a formal verdict of not guilty.
Kartel and two others were taken into custody for the 2011 shooting murder of the St Catherine businessman, Barrington 'Bossy' Burton.
However Kartel will remain in custody because he has another murder case pending against him.