Embattled dancehall star Vybz Kartel was granted bail to the tune of JM$3 million when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston this afternoon.

Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, was granted bail in relation to his murder charge for the murder of St. Catherine businessman/promoter Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton.

Allegations are that Burton was shot to death while standing with friends in Gregory Park, St. Catherine last year summer.

Vybz Kartel will, however, remain behind bars due to another murder charge in which he is yet to secure bail. The “Cake Soap” deejay is charged for the murder of alleged gang member Clive “Lizard” Williams.

According to police report, Williams was severely beaten to death at a home in Havendale last year by Vybz Kartel and other gang members who are also charged in connection to the murder.

Vybz Kartel and his co-accused returns to court next month.

Writer: Debbie Murry