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Campbell, who began his summation yesterday to the 11-member jury in the trial, said self-defence or provocation did not arise for their consideration.
The judge said the two verdicts open to them were guilty or not guilty of murder.
However, the judge said that the jury would first have to determine if Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams was dead.
He said if they found he was not dead, that would be the end of the Crown’s case.
Williams’ body has not been found, but the prosecution is asking the jury to find that he is dead based on the circumstantial evidence in the case.
Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is charged jointly with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell, also called Shawn Storm; Kahira Jones; Shane Williams; and André St John. They have been on trial in the Home Circuit Court since November last year.
Rhymes, an American hip-hop artiste and actor with Jamaican roots, who has done collaborations with Kartel, said he would not speak with the media before the verdict was read. He revealed, however, that he would not be leaving the island before the end of the trial.