THE trial of embattled Deejay Vybz Kartel and Vanessa Bling has been put off until August 29.
Both are charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice. When they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court this morning, their attorneys were not present and the trial was postponed.
The prosecution alleges that Vanesa Bling, whose real name is Vanessa Saddler and Kartel, real name Adijah Palmer, conspired to falsify evidence in relation to the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, who was allegedly bludgeoned to death by a group of men including Kartel at a house in Havendale, St Andrew last year. His body has not yet been found.
Saddler was charged when she reported to the Constant Spring Police that she had been robbed by Williams after Kartel was arrested for his murder.
Kartel and four of his Portmore Empire cronies are currently on trial in the High Court in relation to Williams’ murder.
Kartel will be returned to the custody of the state, while Saddler had her bail extended.