Vybz Kartel Murder Trial Resumes With Closing Arguments


The murder trial of Clive “Lizard” Williams has resumed with the defense’s closing arguments this week. Along with associates Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams, Vybz Kartel (real name Adidja Palmer) is charged with beating Lizard to death in a home in Havendale over two missing guns.

Defense attorney Miguel Lorne will make his final argument to the jury this week. Judge Lennox Campbell, presiding over this case, has let jurors know they may be asked to deliberate on a verdict this week as well. Lizard’s body has yet to be found. — Max Weinstein