The court earlier this week heard an interesting twist in the murder case involving dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel.
Analyst from the government forensic lab, Sharon Bryson, says that
blood found at the alleged crime scene does not match that of Clive
When Ms. Bryson took the stand in today's
session of the murder case, she testified to receiving a sample on
August 24 2011, collected at the Havendale premises by a forensic
This is the premises where the alleged murder of Clive Williams was to have taken place.
Bryson says that from the tests carried out on the blood sample, the
DNA did not match the sample of the DNA taken from the male relative of
She says that the two samples were compared for a
series of markers to indicate relation between the two samples but the
necessary markers were not found.
The court also heard testimony
for Corporal Shawn Howard who testified that he was stationed at the
police cyber-crimes unit on the October 3 2011 and that he received
items including several cellular phones, a laptop and video cassettes,
from Corporal Abebe Pitt.
He testifies that the items were said to been recovered from searches conducted in connection with this case.
Corporal Howard said that he documented the items and handed them over to his then supervisor.
questioning from defense attorney Migue Lorne, Corporal Howard admitted
that he did not ask for a warrant in relation to the devices ceased nor
did he have a warrant permitting him to search the devices for his
Mr. Lorne highlighted that under the
telecommunications act, a warrant is needed for police to search the
contents of a person's phone.
Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm along with three others are on trial for the murder of Clive Lizard Williams.