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Vybz Kartel Trial Stalled AGAIN, Witness Not Coorperating

Embattled dancehall star Vybz Kartel remains behind bars after his trial once again failed to get off the ground.

Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, along with his co-accused reported to the Home Circuit Court yesterday to begin trial in relation to the murder of Barrington “Bossie” Burton.

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The judge postponed the trial because witnesses in the case are not cooperating with the prosecution.

Prosecutors told the court that they will explore other options such as having statements made by the witnesses entered into evidence against the deejay.

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

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Police also charged Nigel Thompson and Lenburgh McDonald in the case relating to Burton’s murder. While the dancehall star’s protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, and stylist Calvin “Moonie” Haye” were also charged in Williams’ murder.

Vybz Kartel returns to court on May 27.

In the meantime Vybz Kartel legal team, headed by Christen Tavares-Finson, has indicated that they will be fighting for bail for the deejay while the trial stays pending.

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  1. so damn tired of hearing about this! sentence him or let him go! and stop wasting tax payers money to keep him there! clearly somebody didn’t do their job if its almost 2years and still no trial, yall need to put your personal grudges aside and do your damn work! if there’s not enough evidence, let him go, with his ego, yall will catch him again…rolls eyes.

  2. Vybz Kartel getting a raw deal. The Jamaican justice system is a sham. its either yo put the man on trial or at least give him bail.

  3. Some of these people who works in the courthouse need to watch LAW AND ORDER SVU and see how justice is served, tool long this case have being going on put the man on trial or give him bail, god nuh like ugly kmt.