The prosecution has secured an important victory in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, with the judge allowing all information retrieved from electronic gadgets in the case to be admitted in evidence.
For more than two weeks of the trial, the prosecution and defence had been locked in an in-camera hearing to peruse information obtained from electronic gadgets allegedly seized from the entertainer and four co-accused. This was to ascertain what should be admitted into evidence.
On Wednesday afternoon Justice Lennox Campbell ruled that all the information retrieved from the gadgets should be admitted.
This means that information such as call records, text messages, blackberry messages, voice notes and video evidence, all allegedly retrieved from the entertainer's phone and other electronic devices, will be brought to open court.
The ruling essentially means that the admitted evidence has linked all the co-accused except one, Shane Williams. In his case, the judge ruled that the evidence retrieved from Mr. Williams' cellular phone is irrelevant and inadmissible.
This paves the way for Mr. Williams' attorney to file a no-case submission on behalf of his client.
Wednesday's ruling also clears the way for continuation on Thursday of testimony in the presence of the jurors and the media.
Joseph Simmonds, group head of business risk at telecommunications company, Digicel, and Detective Constable Heather Forrest are expected on the stand on Thursday.