By Kudzai Jakachira
Tongues were sent flapping as rumours spread that the
much-anticipated judgment in the case of incarcerated Jamaican
dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel had been delivered, and that the deejay
had won his appeal a statement by Kartel’s lawyer stated.
According to sources, inmates at the Tower Street Adult Correctional
Facility were in a jubilant mood as the deejay allegedly celebrated
his long-awaited victory.
WhatsApp statuses were updated and pictures of the embattled deejay,
with laudatory messages attached, were seen creating rounds in various
But the celebration was short-lived as the artist’s attorney shut down
“It is nothing but a rumour. We have not got a date for the judgment
as yet,” said Valerie Neita-Robertson.
Kartel, given name Adidja Palmer, along with associate entertainer
Shawn Storm, and Andre St John and Kahira Jones, were found guilty in
2014 of the 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
The trial lasted for 65 days.
They were all given mandatory life sentences but the Rampin Shop
deejay was ordered to serve 35 years before being eligible for parole.
Campbell, Jones and St John were ordered to each serve 25 years before
becoming parole eligible.