Forensic investigator says bloodstains found at entertainer’s home…
A forensic investigator is now on the stand in the Vybz Kartel murder trial.
The investigator has testified that he found what appeared to be bloodstains at the entertainer’s home in Havendale, St Andrew where Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams was allegedly beaten before being killed on August 16, 2011.
Detective Constable Avril Thomas from the Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) has testified to processing a scene at the four-bedroom house on 7 Swallowfield Avenue, Havendale, St Andrew as part of investigations.
He said Superintendent Michael Phipps, who heads the MIT had given him instructions and pointed out the dwelling to him.
The detective told the court he found spots of blood on a door-jam in one of the rooms and watermarks on the floor.
Girlfriend of deceased to continue testimony…
The girlfriend of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams is to continue her testimony today when the murder trial of dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused resumes in the Home Circuit Court.
The girlfriend was among two women who testified yesterday as the hearing of arguments began into the August 16, 2011 killing of Williams.
She testified that the last time she saw Williams was about 9 a.m. August 16 when she was going to work.
Earlier, Williams’ sister broke down in tears as she recounted an event on August 14, 2011 when she said she saw her brother and a man called Lamar Chow in her living room.
The woman said she was in her bathroom when she heard a loud commotion and when she went to investigate she saw the men in a state of fright.
She said she observed them talking on the phone and pacing back and forth.
She added that they looked wild as though they had seen a ghost.
The witness also said she later drove the men to the Portmore Mall and left them there.
She said she last spoke to her brother on the morning of August 16 and after that repeated calls to his cell phone went to voicemail.
The witness said the next day she went to report her brother missing.
She also said she knew that her brother and Kartel and some of the accused were friends.
Clive Williams Charged With Shooting With Intent & Illegal Possession Of Gun…
Under cross examination from defence attorney Tom Tavares-Finson the emotional witness admitted that her brother had been charged with illegal possession of a firearm and shooting with intent.
Attorney Miguel Lorne also questioned the witness as to whether Sean Storm and her brother were close friends and if he appeared in music videos of Kartel’s songs.
After a few more questions from Lorne the witness broke down in tears. Lorne then showed compassion.
Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is jointly charged with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell, popularly known as Shawn Storm, André St John, Shane Williams and Kahira Jones.
Kartel’s fifth co-accused, fashion designer Calvin Haye, was released after the prosecution said they found no evidence against him.