Chik-V delays Kartel juror trial
KINGSTON – The trial of the juror who allegedly attempted to bribe his colleagues in the Vybz Kartel trial failed to start yesterday after it was disclosed that the accused man’s attorney and the lead investigator in the case were suffering from chikungunya-type symptoms.
The trial of 50-year-old Livingston Cain, which was set to take place in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court, was rescheduled for March 23 next year. Cain’s bail was also extended until then.
Cain, a football coach of Stony Hill in St Andrew, is facing counts of attempting to pervert the course of justice and one count of conspiracy.
The Crown is alleging that Cain offered the jury foreman in the Kartel murder trial $500 000 for 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.
Cain was reportedly recorded on a cellular phone making the offer to the foreman.
He was the only juror to vote not guilty in the March conviction of Vybz Kartel (Adidja Palmer), Shawn Shawn Storm Campbell and Andre St John for the 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. (Jamaica Observer)