The case, which a juror is accused of bribing fellow jurors in the Vybz Kartel’s 2014 murder trial, continues prior to the incarcerated deejay’s appeal verdict.
On Tuesday, the accused juror, Livingston Cain, had his bail extended and will return to the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on October 18, according to sources.
On his last court appearance in September, Cain’s attorney, Queen’s Counsel Valerie Neita Robertson, made a no-case submission after the prosecution closed its case. As a result, presiding Parish Judge Maxine Ellis, postponed setting a date for the ruling, indicated that she needed time to familiarize herself with the evidence.
However, yesterday when the matter was mentioned, the prosecutor asked for a new date to be scheduled. Cain’s lawyer had indicated from the last occasion that she would not be present as she would be busy for another trial in the Supreme Court.
Neita Robertson, in her no-case submission, argued that the accused juror is entitled to his own analysis of the evidence regarding several areas of the evidence.
After allegations that he was captured on a phone recording offering the jury foreman in the Kartel murder trial $500,000 for a not-guilty verdict, Livingston Cain is being tried on six counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice and one count of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
He is also accused of approaching fellow jurors and promising one of them that he would “take care of him” if he returned a not-guilty verdict.
The charges stemmed from accusations that between the start of Vybz Kartel’s murder trial in the Home Circuit Court on November 18, 2013 and the handing down of a verdict in March 2014, Cain tried to persuade his fellow jurors to return a “not verdict” and even offered the jury forewoman $500,000 for a result in favor of the “Worl Boss” deejay, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, and his co-accused.