JM | Mar 9, 2023

Vybz Kartel juror sentenced to 12 months

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Livingston Caine, the man found guilty of bribing a jury foreman J$500,000 to deliver a not guilty verdict in the 2014 Vybz Kartel trial, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison, but will only serve nine months.

Caine was found guilty of perverting the course of justice on December 13, 2022 and remanded into custody.

Parish Judge Maxine Ellis said the period between his arrest and sentencing counts as time served, which accounts for the reduced sentence.

Caine’s sentencing hearing was previously postponed twice, once due to his hospitalisation and again after his team failed to deliver a social enquiry report.

When he appeared before the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court today (March 9), reports are his attorney made a request for bail, stating that his client has a wound on his right leg and it would not be properly cared for. The attorney added that Caine had medical appointments to attend, which he had previously missed.

Vybz Kartel (The Fader)

However, his application was denied on the basis that there was no mention of medical appointments in the medical report that was dated March 3.

Another application for bail can be made at the next level in the judicial system.

Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel was arrested in 2011 for the murder of his associate, Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. Despite Caine’s efforts, Kartel received a guilty verdict in 2014.

The ‘World Boss’ currently has an appeal before the Privy Council to have his sentence revoked.


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