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Vybz Kartel Second Murder Trial Starts Today, What To Expect

 
 

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Famed dancehall star Vybz Kartel will begin his high profile murder trial today (November 18, 2013) in the Supreme Court in Kingston.

Kartel, who scored a major victory in his first murder trial in July, will face the jury for a second time for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams, if there are no more delays.

WATCH: Official Video: Vybz Kartel – Georgina

The trial has been hit with numerous delays over the last year angering the dancehall star’s loyal fan base.

Kartel’s protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, Stylist Calvin “Moonie” Haye, and Shane Williams were also charged with Williams’ murder.

Law enforcement officials say they have a mountain of evidence against the men ranging from video footage, cell phone texts and witness statements.

What to expect in court today

Both the prosecution and the defense attorney are expected to give their opening statements.

The trial is scheduled to run through to December 6, so whether or not witnesses will be called to the stand today is not yet known.

Vybz Kartel attorney Christian Tavares-Finson is also expected to apply for bail for his client today. The prosecution is expected to object but it will be up to the judge to make a ruling.

The case against Vybz Kartel

Vybz Kartel was arrested in September of 2011 and slapped with two murder charges in relation to the death of Barrington “Bossie” Burton and Clive “Lizard” Williams.

Leading up to the trial, the prosecution has indicated that they are struggling to get their witnesses to come forward. Earlier this month reliable sources close to the trial told Urban Islandz that prosecutors could drop the case as a result of lack of credible witnesses.

Police officers says Clive Williams was murdered at a home in Havendale in the summer of 2011 over a missing firearm believed to be owned by Vybz Kartel.

His body has yet to be found.

Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, has been behind bars since September of 2011. If convicted he could be sentenced to life imprisonment.

UPDATE:

Vybz Kartel enter not guilty plea. Juror now being empanel. Full story here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Gaza Don

    Free Vybz Kartel the system a mistreat the youth

  • chris nyame

    freeeeeeeee mr kartel.

  • deogracious

    jah know kartel is going to walk free and mek dancehall nice again we miss him di dancehall hero addi di teacha.

  • Free Vybz Kartel

    Dancehall is on trial today

  • dancehall

    wont be walking free, justice to clive and his family

    • empress

      so tru, i have ntn against him but if he is guilty then he shud be put away, if nt, then walk free

      • Thomez Santana

        @dancehall and @ empress, Unnu mussi anti GAza, we all kno seh kartel innocent ahn ow di system mash up, weda unnu love or nat him ago free up dat mi seh

  • levi roots

    send him to prison for life

    • Anadine Byfield

      If it was u would u like them to do u that? U have proof that he’s guilty?

    • SoundBoi1

      Batty boy watch ya tongue

    • locksmithfreeemancipate

      Fag looking raskal deh! Dash a big haskel inna yo dutty mout fi yo blow it off like yo fag frenz.

  • Alwayne McKay

    #teamfreewurlboss

  • gully v

    Bless up jah we all pray. Karel be free upp

  • Thomez Santana

    guh s–k yuh crawny batty gyal pu—, a kartel wi seh, dansehall is facing trial today.

  • GAZA child

    Life sentence and they don’t have credible evidence nor a body who even said lizard dead have they seen a body let go di techa and stop waste poor people money feed him and go look fi di body

    • Anadine Byfield

      Hi how the hearing went?

  • Anadine Byfield

    We are praying real hard for us to come a road the game get really boring since u in jail but mi wan bring st.Maarten first thing as him free up

  • Anadine Byfield

    Can some1 inform me on the out come of the hearing please

  • Edin Nyg

    Free adidjahiem palma.

  • Minx Gaza-Girl Braxton

    LOL

  • Minx Gaza-Girl Braxton

    I WANT TO HEAR WHAT HAPPEN IN COURT TODAY PLEASE, AND THOSE WHO HAVE AN AGENDA AGAINST KARTEL I AM SO SORRY FOR U GUYS, HES COMING BACK AND IS GOING TO KEEP A STAGE SHOW WHEN STING IS SCHEDULE TO KEEP N THATS WHERE THE WORLD WILL BE HEADED TELL LAING THAT!!!!! GAZA ((((yyyyyy)))))

  • MyNameIsMyName.????$

    free up world boss forreal yuh got no evidence mr. officer

  • SoundBoi1

    Free the real boss, JA will be a joke after it is al said and done. No entertainers will want to stick around there.

  • locksmithfreeemancipate

    Neither do I promote an anal murderer like u fag face!

    • Mark Mcintosh

      Ok internet gangster you are real brave behind a key board

    • biggz

      lol dats funny gud job

  • Jamaican princess

    With all do respect u really need to learn the definition of a groupie because all these ppl are doing is supporting the man & you don’t even no if he murdered anybody so ..look at the dam facts be for u decide to come out your mouth and take about somebody reputation

    • Jamaican princess

      *talk

    • Mark Mcintosh

      Really though read my original statement I said f him if he really did what he is being accused of I am not the one rushing to any judgments it seems a lot of people commenting here are though with your free vybz if he is innocent then let him go home but if he is guilty of what he is accused of then yeah f him

  • TrUe ReBeL

    This is utter bull—-! If “His body has yet to be found.” How the hell do they know that he has been murdered? He is simply just a missing man!!!! Free di world boss! SMH

  • Blackman

    Burn that stinking mouth dj bount the gyal pu..y good like him high grade herps devil do all types of nasty thing . Dancehall belong to the war lord bounty killer

  • Blackman

    Anybody who a chat bout dem a pray fi daddy devil are all groupies how UNO fi a pray fi a man who dnt belive in god bt him belive in the devil lol UNO need fi guh pray fi UNO muma dnt love money more than yr self . Caah tell badman fi blech dem skin too much nasty things gwan pon d gaza

    • badskull

      Go pray to yuh sowa muma cunt I see badmind in u and ear it in u voice u ever ear of sarcasm look it up u low life bullocks

      • Blackman

        No mi nuh bad mind jus a burn the dunce head teacher mi ni**as dem Mek step we nuh mix weed&pu***y how u fi say the gyal gud like the high grade herps … Gunshot inna face

      • joan

        All I know is that I love his music, he’s a talented person, personal life not my problem.

  • Princeofzamunda

    The system a pree mi!

  • DJ.COM

    FREE UP VYBZ KARTEL, CHRISTMAS IS RITE AROUND THE CORNER

  • NYC one

    Kartel needs to limit the people around him.

  • gulaza

    well uno stop talk d verdict just read the man is free now so wat bobylon have to say now dance hall nice agen

  • diamondsquad

    Free world boss