The murder trial for popular Dancehall artiste Vybz kartel and 4(four) other co-accused in the killing of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams resumes today Monday February 17, 2014 in the Home Circuit Court. Downtown, Kingston.
A defense handwriting expert has testified at the Vybz Kartel murder trial that he did not remember a court case in which he appeared years ago where it was said his analysis deprived the case of probative features.
Ex-policeman Karl Major made the admission as lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor continued his cross examination
Last week, Major gave evidence contradicting statements from the key witness in the case regarding a letter allegedly written to the Public Defender.
It has been alleged that the main witness had written to the Public Defender claiming he had been forced to give a statement to the police.
In court last week, the handwriting expert said it was his opinion that the signatures on the police witness statement and the letter to the public defender were written by the same person.
This morning the prosecutor suggested to him that the signature on the letter to the Public Defender did not contain a “W”.
He responded that he would not totally say there was no “W”.
He said there is an “O” in the signature and perhaps the writer was hurriedly trying to get away from the matter.
He also says there was an overwrite on the signature.
He said there was a stroke which went back left to the first letter in the signature.
Taylor asked if it was a forgery.
The witness said he did not consider it that.
Taylor referred to a 1995 Court of Appeal case in which the ex policeman appeared.
The lead prosecutor referred to the judgment from the case in which the court said the handwriting expert’s opinion without any photographic record, deprived the court of probative features.
The witness was shown the judgment after saying he did not remember.
Presiding judge Justice Lennox Campbell then asked him if the photographic enlargement would have helped the court to see how he came to the variations in the handwriting.
He admitted that it would help.
He said he had an abundance of material from which he arrived at his findings.
The cross-examination is continuing.
The witness has denied writing the letter.
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Adidja Palmer aka Vybz Kartel is jointly charged with fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell aka Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St John for murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. The Police believes that ‘Lizard’ was killed on August 16, 2011 over two(2) years ago at Vybz karel’s Home in Havendale, St Andrew.
Lizard was allegedly killed in relation to 2(two) missing guns, Lizard’s body is yet to be found.
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