Vybz Kartel’s defense lawyer confirms that an independent cellphone expert found fresh evidence of phone tampering.
The dancehall deejay’s Attorney Isat Buchanan appeared on an interview for Fox 5 News in the United States and says that there is now confirmation that the cellphone from which the prosecution based its case in Vybz Kartel’s conviction was tampered with.
Vybz Kartel is seeking to have his 2014 murder conviction vacated on the grounds that evidence used to convict him was fabricated as the phone- a Blackberry Torch and sim card was tampered with while in police custody.
Earlier in the year, defense attorneys successfully got their application for the cellphones to be analyzed by an independent expert approved by the Court of Appeal. The argument that the cellphone evidence was fabricated or tampered with seems to be gaining traction, according to Buchanan, who spoke to Fox 5’s Lisa Evers from Jamaica.
“What was out before the jury was evidence that we do not know if it was authentic but certainly we do now know is that there was tampering of that cellphone,” Buchanan said
According to Evers, Vybz Kartel’s legal team flew in a British Expert who analyzed the cellphones and made the findings. Isat Buchanan, however, did not go further into the case.
Further, Buchanan confirmed that the appeal at the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council was set to be called in a matter of weeks. The attorney said that coupled with the grounds outlining the breach of Kartel’s constitutional rights; he’s hoping that the Privy Council will consider the fresh evidence in favor of Kartel.
“Our hope is that the Privy Council in reviewing the evidence including the fresh evidence that will be put before them will come to the conclusion that everyone has looked at the case, or the persons who have had access to the material certainly will find that the conviction is unsafe and cannot stand,” Buchanan added.
According to Buchanan, the appeal to the Privy Council is seeking an overturn of the conviction so that the “Worl’ Boss” can be free by next year.
He added that a fresh evidence application is to be made in the coming weeks, and the artist remains hopeful.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jonah Heim hit his second two-run homer of the game in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Texas Rangers a 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Heim’s homer came off Diego Castillo (2-5), who was acquired Thursday from Tampa Bay and hadn’t given up a run in his previous 11 outings.
Spencer Patton (1-1) earned the win after giving up the tying run in the ninth inning and the then-go-ahead run in the 10th.
J.P. Crawford singled to score Tom Murphy from second in the 10th in Texas’ first save situation after closer Ian Kennedy was traded to Philadelphia in a multi-player deal on Friday afternoon. Ty France led off the Mariners’ ninth with a homer.
Heim led off Texas in the 10th with Andy Ibanez on second.
Heim also hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning off Tyler Anderson to tie the score 2-2. Nathaniel Lowe gave Texas a 3-2 lead in the sixth with an opposite-field single to left off Tyler Anderson, scoring Adolis Garcia, who doubled with a shot that struck the left-field chalk behind third base.
Kyle Seager gave Seattle a 2-0 lead four batters into the game with a two-run homer off Taylor Hearn after what appeared to be an inning-ending double play on a one-out grounder to third base by France. But second baseman Ibanez took his right foot off the bag before catching the throw from Charlie Culberson and relaying to first base, keeping the inning alive with Mitch Haniger at second. Seager then hit a 2-2 slider into the right-field seats.
Hearn was removed after retiring the first two batters in the fourth after 52 pitches, two over his career high, in his fourth career start.
Lowe’s hit ended the day for Anderson, who made his Seattle debut after being acquired Wednesday from Pittsburgh. Anderson, who retired Texas’ first nine batters, allowed three runs on six hits and no walks.
Home-plate umpire Adrian Johnson left the game in the fourth inning with a hip flexor. Second-base umpire Laz Diaz, the crew chief, took Johnson’s place and the game continued with three umpires. … Rangers RHP Spencer Howard, considered the primary prospect acquired in the Philadelphia trade, joined the active roster. RHP Drew Anderson, also in the trade, pitched three scoreless innings. … Texas signed six draftees, topped by eighth-round LHP Larson Kindreich. Second-round OF Adam Zavala remains unsigned going into Sunday’s signing deadline.
Mariners: LHP Justus Sheffield (forearm strain) will probably throw a bullpen session early next week before starting a rehab assignment.
Mariners LHP Marco Gonzales (3-5, 5.48 ERA) allowed seven runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Rangers in a loss at Seattle on July 3.
Rangers RHP Mike Foltynewicz (2-10, 6.11) has allowed the most homers in the majors (31) and has the third-worst opponents’ batting average among big-league qualifiers (.281). His ERA in four July starts was 10.42.
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Intelligence agencies in Australia, the U.K., and the U.S. issued a joint advisory on Wednesday detailing the most exploited vulnerabilities in 2020 and 2021, once again demonstrating how threat actors are able to swiftly weaponize publicly disclosed flaws to their advantage.
“Cyber actors continue to exploit publicly known—and often dated—software vulnerabilities against broad target sets, including public and private sector organizations worldwide,” the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) noted.
“However, entities worldwide can mitigate the vulnerabilities listed in this report by applying the available patches to their systems and implementing a centralized patch management system.”
The top 30 vulnerabilities span a wide range of software, including remote work, virtual private networks (VPNs), and cloud-based technologies, that cover a broad spectrum of products from Microsoft, VMware, Pulse Secure, Fortinet, Accellion, Citrix, F5 Big IP, Atlassian, and Drupal.
The most routinely exploited flaws in 2020 are as follows –
The development also comes a week after MITRE published a list of top 25 “most dangerous” software errors that could lead to serious vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an adversary to take control of an affected system, obtain sensitive information, or cause a denial-of-service condition.
“The advisory […] puts the power in every organisation’s hands to fix the most common vulnerabilities, such as unpatched VPN gateway devices,” NCSC Director for Operations, Paul Chichester, said, while urging the need to prioritize patching to minimize the risk of being exploited by malicious actors.