Vybz Kartel and his four co-accused will have to answer their murder charge now before the Home Circuit court.
Days after defense attorneys made a no case submission, Justice Lennox Campbell handed down the ruling moments ago rejecting the application.
The judge ruling means that Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams still has a case before the courts to answer to.
The prosecution presented a case over 45 days with 24 witness making their case that Kartel and his co-accused beat Clive “Lizard” Williams on August 16, 2011 at a house in Havendale over two missing guns.
The men then disposed of his body which has yet to be found.
Defense attorneys say the entire case is a conspiracy against their clients to secure a conviction.
Yesterday Justice Lennox Campbell, the presiding judge over the case, says he expected the case to be wrapped up by next week.
The panel of jury has also been reduced to 11 jurors after the judge excused one juror for personal reasons beyond her control.