Ace dancehall star Vybz Kartel ongoing murder case continues in February in the Home Circuit Court.
Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is currently facing a double murder charge for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams and Barrington “Bossie” Bryan.
The prosecution is alleging that Vybz Kartel, who headed a St. Catherine gang, premeditate the murder of his fellow gang member and friend Lizard.
According to reports by the Jamaica Observer, the prosecution told the court that Vybz Kartel was the mastermind behind the beating death of Lizard, whose body has not yet being found.
In August, the prosecution told the court, Williams and another man were entrusted with the care of two guns by Kartel. But when in mid-August the guns were discovered missing, the men were summoned to meet Kartel at his Havendale, St Andrew home to give an account of the guns. Kartel, according to the prosecution, was “angry” about the disappearance of the weapons.
On August 16, Williams and the other man — who is now the prosecution’s main witness — were picked up in a taxi, reportedly by entertainer Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell and taken to the Havendale home where Kartel and other men were waiting on him.
While en route to the house, the court was told, Williams started sending text messages to a person, expressing fear that he was going to be killed and urging the receiver of the messages to call the police.
At the home, Williams and the other man were taken into a room where Kartel, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones were waiting. According to the prosecution’s case, Williams was beaten to death by the men who were armed with blocks and pickaxe sticks.
After witnessing what went down, the other man who was brought to the premises, dashed from the house in an attempt to save his own life. Kartel, the prosecutor said, called out to him, saying that it was Williams whom they wanted.
During the melee, Kartel was bitten by his own dog and had to seek medical treatment. The prosecution said it was in possession of the hospital bill and record of the treatment.
Also charged along with Vybz Kartel are protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, stylist Calvin Haye, Kahira Jones, Andre St John is Shane Williams.
The accused men will again appear in court on February 17.