Embattled Jamaican rapper, songwriter and dancehall performer, Vybz Kartel has been found guilty of the August, 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
|Vybz Kartel Leaving the court room during his earlier trial. Photo Source -Bessfm.com|
Three out of four of Vybz’s accused associates – Shawn Campbell(a.k.a. Shawn Storm), Kahira Jones and Andre St. John – were also found guilty in Clive’s murder which allegedly took place at Vybz’s home in Havendale, St Andrew with his body never being found. Shane Williams, was the only accused to be found not guilty.
Vybz whose real name is Adidja Palmer had his fate decided by an eleven-member jury in less than two hours in a 10-1 decision and will be given a sentence in court on March 27 even though his lawyers have said that they are planning to appeal the verdict of the trial, which lasted for 65 days and is the “longest running criminal hearing in the history of Jamaica’s circuit court system,” according to Billboard magazine.
|Vybz Kartel in 2005||Vybz in 2011|
Vybz, who has worked with such artists as Jay Z, Rihanna, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Eminem and Lil Wayne, also recently stood trial for the murder of St. Catherine businessman Barrington ‘Bossy’ Burton early in 2013. He was found not guilty.
Credit: Hollywood life
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