Blood samples don’t match in Vybz Kartel Murder Trial

The court today heard an interesting twist in the murder case involving dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel.

Forensic Analyst from the government forensic lab, Sharon Brightson, says that blood found at the alleged crime scene does not match that of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

When Ms. Brightson 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 officer.

vybz kartel blood sampleThis is the premises where the alleged murder of Clive Williams was to have taken place.

Ms. Brightson 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 Clive Williams.

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.

During 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 record taking.

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.

Court resumes tomorrow.

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