Earlier this week, a Home Circuit Court judge instructed the jury to
return a not guilty verdict after siding with the defense lawyers over a
motion filed by the prosecution to have two witnesses statements be
entered into evidence.
Christian Tavares-Finson says authorities did not do their due diligence in locating these alleged witnesses.
“Our argument was the police have not done enough to
secure the presence of these witnesses,” Christian Tavares-Finson said.
“Because what the act really allow for is that all reasonable steps need
to be taken before the judge decides whether or not the statement can
go in. There were some circumstances where the police didn’t even look
for these witnesses.”
On the murder charge related to Clive “Lizard” Williams, Christian
Tavares-Finson says the crown is not even in a position to say the
victim is really dead because there are no evidence to suggest
“All the witness said was that he was in the company of
this person and he ran and has not seen him since,” Tavares-Finson said.
“That is the height of the crowns case. There is no body, there is no
DNA evidence, there is no video, there is no pictures.”
Investigators in the case told the media that they have video
evidence linking Vybz Kartel and his co-accused to the alleged murder of
Christian Tavares-Finson also opened up about a conspiracy in the police force to lock Vybz Kartel behind bars.
Since his arrest in 2011, there have been rumors that a well known
promoter and former police officer was behind Vybz Kartel’s downfall
over a disagreement to perform at a show.
Tavares-Finson says it is reasonable to draw that conclusion based on how the case has progressed.
Look out for video footage of the extended interview with
Attorney-At-Law Christian Tavares-Finson, where he speaks extensively on the
case, Vybz Kartel’s optimism and making another attempt to secure bail for him.