‘Lizard’ said he was nervous, shaking as he headed to Kartel’s house
A text message, believed to be the last sent by Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, was yesterday read for jurors in the murder trial of entertainer Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused in the Home Circuit Court.
The text to his girlfriend Onika Jackson was sent at 7:37 pm on August 16, 2011, while Williams was believed to be in a motor car heading to Havendale in St Andrew where he is believed to have been beaten to death over the disappearance of an illegal gun.
“Baby im shaking so badly im nervous jeff jus catch mi on my phone but i don’t care he is going to pin me,” read the text.
The text concluded 20-minute span of texts between Williams and Jackson on that day. In the texts, which were read for jurors on Monday, Williams begged Jackson to call the police and call Nadine. He said in the texts that Vybz Kartel was going to kill him and that he was scared.
On Monday, the court was concluded with jurors being read a text from Williams to Jackson that was sent at 7:20 pm on August 16, 2011. “Tell Nadine don’t stop please call every min,” read the text.
Yesterday, Jackson’s text, in response to that text which came at 7:26, read: “Ok baby i cant concentrate rite now jus be cool and talk to g normal im trying to get Nadine phone no ansa gonna call babesha.”
“Please hurry mi soon reach babes,” Williams responded at 7:28 pm.
Vybz Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer; Shaw ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell; Shane Williams; Andre St John; and Kahira Jones have been on trial before Justice Lennox Campbell since last November for Williams’ murder. All the men belong to the ‘Gaza Empire’ based in Waterford, Portmore, St Catherine.
Yesterday, text messages believed to be from Campbell’s number, in relation to the matter, was presented to the panel of 12 jurors.
“U hear that Lizard had run away,” read the text from the number which was said to be that of Campbell’s.
Three days earlier, at 7:56 am, Campbell texted “a 844-5320; Boy Browns tief dem”. He then texted the same number within the minute: “And run weh.”
On August 18, at 8:24 pm Campbell texted “a 478-1811″; no, dem nuh ded. Mi hear seh run weh and deh a water house.” A minute later, he texted the same number: “A dat mi hear fr day.” Then two minutes later: “Ye. But mi waaan know wah dem run weh fa if dem nuh do anything.”
The prosecution also presented to jurors a list of calls involving Kartel, Campbell, Williams and the prosecution’s main witness, whose name the Jamaica Observer is withholding on a previous request from the prosecution. The calls are between August 14 and 16.
The trial continues on Thursday.
KINGSTON, Jamaica –Presiding judge in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, Justice Lennox Campbell, Tuesday afternoon issued a stern warning to the Constabulary Communication Network (CCN) saying that they should be more careful about the contents of releases being sent to the press.
The judge’s message was sent through an Inspector of Police to Deputy Superintendent of Police Steve Brown, head of the CCN, the information arm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
Justice Campbell’s warning was issued after defence lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson complained about a press release which he deemed an attempt to intimidate the defence and prejudice the case.
In the offending release the CCN reported that the guest list at a hotel where a witness in a court case was staying was stolen, presumably by associates of the accused.
Tavares-Finson also took issue with another release regarding the accuracy of media reports on “a case that is now before the court”.
Tavares-Finson asked that both the Commissioner of Police and the CCN head be brought to court and warned in person.
Justice Campbell however dismissed the suggestion saying that there was no need to have them in court.
Kartel Trial: Court hears damning texts from Williams begging for help
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Texts were read in Court on Monday in the murder trial of entertainer Vybz Kartel and his co-accused that painted a damning picture of events leading up to the disappearance of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams on August 16, 2011.
Corporal Sean Brown of the Organized Crime Investigation Division (OCID) attributed the texts to Williams and his girlfriend Onieka Jackson, as well as co-accused Shawn Storm.
In the flurry of texts Williams told his girlfriend that he was scared and begged her to call the police.
Williams told her in the texts that Vybz Kartel was going to kill him.
The texts were sent on August 16, 2011, the day when Kartel and his associates allegedly killed Williams in Havendale, St Andrew.
In the first of the texts sent at 6:58 pm Williams told Jackson, “I am really SCARDE baby please call the police u have to save me”
Then at 7:08 pm Williams told Jackson “tell them Vybz Katel a go kill me please baby”.
In another text two minutes later Williams told Jackson “please u have to hurry up”.
At 7:11 pm Williams texted “SHAWN cant save we please we inna Needfa car a drive go up there.”
Jackson responded at 7:13 pm “baby r u sure Wats the address bbz.”
Another text from Williams at 7:16 pm read “Baby please all mi know a Havendale please please tell them fi look fi Needfa car.”
At 7:18 Williams sent another text, “Mi de a Red Hill road a go up please please”
Jackson responded, “OK baby I am praying for u … tht nothing doesnt happens but I will call.”
At 7:20 pm Williams texted “tell NADINE don’t stop please call very min”.
The court heard that prior to the texts between Williams and Jackson, Shawn Storm had sent an ominous texts earlier that day.
At 1:11 pm Shawn Storm sent a text to a specified number saying “A serious ting cause people a go ded don’t tel Mammy nuttin”
Damning evidence in Kartel trial
Lizard texted he feared being murdered
Vybz Kartel ( second right) and co-accused Shawn ‘ Shawn Storm’ Campbell entering the Supreme Court for their trial last year
DAMNING texts painting a picture of events leading up to the disappearance of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams on August 16, 2011 were read in court yesterday during the murder trial of entertainer Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused.
In a flurry of texts, believed to have been exchanged between Williams and his girlfriend Onieka Jackson, Williams said Vybz Kartel was going to kill him and repeatedly begged her to call the police and a person he referred to as Nadine. “U have to save me,” he said in one message.
Williams said he was running scared and that he was in a car heading to Havendale and begged desperately for Jackson to “hurry”.
Kartel and his co-accused sat in the prisoners’ dock straight-faced as the texts were displayed and read by Corporal Sean Brown of the Organised Crime Investigation Division to an attentive jury in the Home Circuit Court.
Brown attributed the name Kartel to one of the numbers in his display. To another he attributed the name Shawn for accused Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell.
Justice Lennox Campbell had ruled earlier that any number that sent texts to Campbell without the sender being identified must not be shown to jurors.
Before the display was entered into evidence and the texts read, defence attorneys objected, saying that the information could not be verified because the disc JS1 is missing.
Digicel official Joseph Simmonds testified yesterday under cross-examination that the disappearance of the disc has “robbed us of the opportunity” to cross-verify the information that was being presented.
Vybz Kartel (real name Adidja Palmer), Campbell, Shane Williams, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones are being tried for Williams’ murder. The prosecution is contending that Williams was beaten to death at a home in Havendale, St Andrew over the disappearance of an illegal gun.
The texts read in court yesterday were sent between August 8 and August 16, 2011, the day Williams was killed. On August 14, Williams sent a text to the number attributed to Vybz Kartel: “Daddy a little thing gwaaan mi an we really want talk to you daddy.”
The next message read is believed to be a text Campbell sent to Vybz Kartel on August 16, saying: “Mi boss wi affi get bak dem ting deh me boss.”
There were a number of pre-dawn texts between the two which ran for a minute, according to the data presented. Then at 1:11 pm on August 16 Campbell sent a text to a 844-5320 number.
“Sum ting a gwaan pon di ends,” the text read. Then: “A dats why mi neva link yuh.” He then texted the same number: “And a serious ting cus ppl ago ded.
Dont tell mammy nuttin.” In another text sent a minute later, Campbell wrote: “And delete dem txt yah wen mi done txt yuh”. At 1:20 pm Campbell again texted the 844-5320 number: “And a who tief it ago ded.”
A minute later Campbell sent another text, “Soon mek you know waaah go gwaaaan,” which was followed some 20 minutes later by another, “How much fi deal wid everything fi lizzy.” At 6:53 that day, Williams sent a message to his girlfriend, Jackson.
“Baby teacha send call.” “Wha u goin to do bbz,” she responded. Based on the text that followed, Williams apparently tried calling Jackson but the phone went unanswered.
Minutes later, at 6:58 pm, Williams told Jackson in a text: “I am really SCARDE baby please call the police u have to save me please.” “Jus u alone,” Jackson said. “Please tell NADINE to call the police for me please you have to do it now please,” Williams replied. Then at 7:08 pm Williams told Jackson, “Tell them VYBZ Katel ago kill we please baby.”
A minute later he wrote: “Please u have to hurry up.” At 7:11 pm Williams texted: “SHAWN cant save we please we in a need fa car a drive go up there.” “Baby r u sure wats the address bbz,” Jackson responded at 7:13 pm. “Tell NADINE fe call police please an ridge please please fast fast,” Williams texted.
In response to Jackson’s text about the address, Williams said, “Baby please all mi know a havendale please please tell them look fi need fa car.” At 7:18 Williams sent another text: “Mi de a red hill road a go up please please.”
Jackson responded, “OK baby I am praying for u … tht nothing doesnt happens but I will call.” At 7:20 pm Williams texted: “Tell NADINE don’t stop please call every min.” More texts are expected to be read when the trial continues today.
More damning texts in Kartel murder trial
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Following the revelation of damning texts in the Vybz Kartel murder trial Monday more texts between victim Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams and his girlfriend were read in court on Tuesday.
On Monday the court heard texts between Williams and his girlfriend Onieka Jackson, sent on August 16, 2011, the day when it is alleged Williams was killed by Kartel and his associates over the disappearance of a gun.
As the revelation continued Tuesday, in a text Williams messaged his girlfriend: “baby im shaking so badly in nervous jeff jus catch mi on my phone but i don’t care he is going to pin me.”
A reply from Jackson at 7:26 pm: ok baby i cant concentrate rite now jus be cool and talk to g normal im trying to get Nadine phone no ansa gonna call bebesha.”
Williams responded at 7:28: “please hurry mi soon reach babes”
That was the end of their communication, according to information provided to the court by Corporal Shawn Brown.
However texts from co-accused Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell on the following day, August 17, and also on the 18 were read in court.
Kartel (Adijah Palmer) is on trial along with co accused Campbell for the August 16 murder of Williams
Vybz Kartel (Adidja Palmer), Campbell, Shane Williams, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones are being tried for the murder Williams believed to be committed on August 16, 2011 at Havendale in St Andrew. All the men belong to the ‘Gaza Empire’ based in Portmore, St Catherine.