Saturday, August 01, 2015
A magistrate earlier this week ruled that telecoms company Digicel is to provide information that would assist the court in the corruption trial of so-called Kartel juror Livingston Cain.
Corporate Area Magistrate Maxine Ellis ruled that Digicel provide information relation to the International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) of a juror-witness in the case against Cain.
The information is to determine if the phone had been in use between March 2014 and May of that same year. The defence, led by senior attorney Valerie Neita-Robertson, was forced to apply to have the information disclosed after the prosecution claimed that the witness had lost the phone around March and April.
The information is to be provided before the next court date of August 31.
|CAIN ... accused of attempting to|
pervert the course of justice
The phone contained reported recordings of Cain trying to bribe a fellow witness in the Vybz Kartel murder trial to return a not guilty verdict against the entertainer and his co-accused.
The trial, which started in November 2013, concluded with Vybz Kartel and three other men convicted of the murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams. One man was acquitted. The convicted men were each given life sentences.
Cain was arrested and slapped with five counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice and one count of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
On Tuesday the court also ordered that the call data record of the phone number be disclosed to the defence. The record was provided by Digicel to the police. more