Vybz Kartel eldest sister Maureen Palmer-Nelson continues to speak out against the deejay’s murder conviction.

Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, along with protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, and close friends Andre St John, and Kahira Jones were found guilty of the 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

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Speaking with Irie FM, Maureen Nelson says the dancehall deejay’s family is deeply hurt by the conviction.

“We are a strong family, we are very strong and our parents brought us up to be strong individuals, but we are hurting,” Nelson said.

She also said statements being made in the media are also causing the family more grief.

“The conviction is one but the comments that you hear in the media I think that is the most hurtful part and if he is hearing any of it as a human being I am sure he is hurting because it is sad some of the criticisms we have read and heard,” Nelson added.

Vybz Kartel will be back in court this Thursday for his delayed sentencing hearing.

All four men are facing life imprisonment for the murder.