July 20, 2018

The appeal hearing for convicted dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel got underway today with the prosecution rejecting claims by the dancehall artiste defence team that the evidence used to convict Vybz Kartel and his co-accused was contaminated.

Assistant Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Orrette Brown argued against the defence’s claim that the data taken from the phone of Vybz Kartel was compromised. Brown in making his submission said all Blackberry messages, voice notes and videos carry timestamp which were attached to a PIN unique to Kartel’s phone.

He adds that there is no direct evidence that any of the timestamps were manipulated or altered whilst the phone was in police custody.