Livingston Cain, the juror accused of trying to bribe his colleagues in the during Vybz Kartel’s high profile murder case, has reportedly stand in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court today.
Dennis Brown testified that colleague juror Livingston Cain approached him in January 2014, during the Vybz Kartel murder trial, and told him to set the accused men free.
Livingston’s trial was scheduled for yesterday but unfortunately the case was postponed due an issue of disclosure of material that the defense said could aid it’s case.
Cain is to be tried on five counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice and a count of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
Dennis Brown said Cain told him that he wanted to “talk to him on a big man level”.
He said Cain told him to “set these men free”, because “they are young man with a bright future and they are prominent entertainers”.
“I said to him that I don’t care who they are, I will be true to the oath that I took and that I will give a verdict accordingly. I also said that whether they are pastors or anybody, it doesn’t matter.”
“Mr Cain said, ‘Ok, boss. I hear you’,” Brown testified.
Allegations are that the 50-year-old football coach offered the jury foreman in the Kartel murder trial $500,000 to return a not-guilty verdict. It is also alleged that he told another juror that he would “take care of him” if he returned a not-guilty verdict.
He was reportedly recorded on a cellular phone making the offer to the foreman.
Cain was the only juror to vote not guilty in the conviction of Vybz Kartel (Adidja Palmer), Shaw ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones.
Another accused, Shane Williams, was acquitted.