Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer and his three co-accused were slapped with life sentences for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams Thursday April 3 2014.
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VYBZ KARTEL MAINTAINS HIS INNOCENCE!
Jamaican dancehall reggae star Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, is to serve 35 years in prison before he becomes eligible for parole.
His co-accused, Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell is to serve 25 years before he is eligible for parole, Kahira Jones- 25 years and Andre St John, 30 years. The sentence is shocking after an already shocking verdict.
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Justice Lennox Campbell handed down the sentences after listening to summations from each defence lawyer in the case
The guilty verdict was returned for all four on March 13, ending 65 days of trial for the beating death of Williams, which police say occurred on August 16, 2011 at a house owned by Palmer in Havendale, St Andrew.
Shane Williams, the fourth co-accused was found not guilty by the 11 member jury but will have to face another murder trial in the upcoming months so he has been held in prison since the verdict .
Clive Lizard Williams was killed, police say, over the disappearance of two missing firearms. His body is yet to be found.
Vybz Kartel’s sentence was scheduled for March 27th but the judge last week on Thursday postponed the sentencing after defense attorneys informed him that they were not in receipt of a letter he had instructed be sent to them seeking their assistance on sentencing guidelines.
If Vybz Kartel remains at Horizon it would dash hopes of the entertainer openly recording music while incarcerated as the department’s record studio is at the Tower Street Adult Correctional facility. Vybz Kartel and co -accused were convicted for the August 16, 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. They have, in the meantime, all showed their intention to appeal the conviction.
About the possibility of him staying in the current jail ”It depends on his risk assessment. If he is deemed high risk, he might not be moved from Horizon.
If he remains defiant and maintains that he is innocent, he certainly will not get into the rehabilitation programm as he must admit to his wrongdoing to be admitted into rehabilitation. It depends on his conduct, too,” a source said.
Some high-profile prisoners deemed to be high-risk who have already been given hefty sentences are still housed at the New Horizon Remand Centre.