Livingston Cain, a juror in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, was today found guilty of perverting the course of justice after he promised the jury foreman $500,000 to get a not-guilty finding in the 2014 case.
Following the ruling from the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court, Cain’s bail was revoked in preparation for his sentencing on March 2 of the following year.
Caine was found not guilty on three other counts of perverting the course of justice but guilty on one of them by parish judge Maxine Ellis. Additionally, the Crown withdrew one count. On March 13, Caine offered the jury foreman money in an effort to persuade the other jurors to return a not-guilty finding, according to evidence presented by the Crown.
One day before the jury’s decision in the Kartel trial, according to the prosecution, Caine met with the jury foreman in the Supreme Court library and informed her that he realised she had some sway over the other jurors before making the offer.
They further claimed that he went up to two other jurors and tried to persuade them to find the performer innocent. According to reports, Caine promised to look after a female juror “as long as you say wah me a sey.” He allegedly attempted to sway her to find the accused guys innocent by arguing that they were talented entertainers who should be let go.