Vybz Kartel Freedom Now A Reality With Appeal Trial Underway

Vybz Kartel‘s freedom is no longer a far fetch fantasy after an appeal court judge gave the dancehall star the green light.

On Wednesday, Justice Frank Williams handed down perhaps the most crucial ruling in the appeal process, giving the deejay’s attorneys the go-ahead to proceed with a full appeal. Kartel’s attorney Thomas Tavares-Finson said that the judge read through all of the court documents and feel confident that there are grounds to appeal the controversial conviction.

“It’s the first but critical step in the appeal process,” Tavares-Finson said. While this is only the beginning stages of the appeal, the ruling is an important step to boost the deejay’s moral and reinforced what his lawyers have been saying about the numerous problems with the murder case.

Thomas Tavares-Finson, the son of Vybz Kartel’s lead attorney Tom Tavares-Finson, added that they will proceed with a full case in the Jamaican Appeal Court in September of this year. “We will move on to a full appeal in September,” he said. “It is a limited victory, but an important moral victory for my client, as it reinforces the notion in his mind that justice will be served and he will be acquitted.”

Other attorneys representing the other co-convicts echoed the same sentiments. Shawn “Storm” Campbell attorney Miguel Lorne says that the four men stand a good chance of winning the appeal. Bert Samuels, another attorney representing Campbell, is optimistically cautious, saying that the appeal will be just as difficult to prove as the trial.

Attorneys representing the four convicts, Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, and Andre St John, have until June 5 to submit their skeletal arguments and by July to file authority. The prosecution has until July 17 to make their counter-arguments. This means by the end of the year the appeal trial should be in full motion.


  1. Free up di Genna! GazaTing

  2. Free Vybz Kartel

  3. Why don’t they just keep him locked up and throw away the key. He is a murderer him kill Lizard so why should he be freed.

    • how many ppl did lizard kill? who is lizard to you? where is lizard? do you knoe the whereabouts of his remains?? obviously you dont care to past the shaky trial due to whatever kartel did you, who trouble you?

      tell dem go lock up all the ppl weh them free even though dem have real evidence against those persons. when someone is soooooo evil, one shouldnt need fake, i mean circumstantial evidence to “serve justice”

      • SO ? Lizard probably killing the people the so call music man Vybz -Kartel wanted killing after all Lizard was one of Kartel’s henchman , this man is so evil he thinks he can just kill people appeal walk free because he got money and fame. Only people who dont see that Vybz Kartel killed Lizard and many more people are deluded people like yourself This Me.

      • Me no speaking english

      • that your problem my point is why should a murder like Vybz should be free when he did not give freedom to his henchmen that he tried to kill

      • call it how you see it, but i wasnt there when anything happened. all i know is that if he killed lizard, then use real evidence to prove that. if the judge can see enough doubt in the case to grant him an appeal, then im not the one thats deluded. i dnt business who like him or not, lock him up fairly if he’s really guilty instead of the BS trials filled with personal hatred and vendettas for him. if the proof was sufficient i would have no problem with them locking him up, but do it the right way is all im saying. yall are busy fighting kartel, im more concerned with the injustice in the court process.

      • Dont know how people can say there was no evidence when we have a video numerous, Text messages, Voice notes all of them tell you that he was there and implement him of being the mastermind behind killing Wee and Lizard Wee only got away from him or he be killed too. he might not have killed Lizard himself but he order it to be done means you are guilty. How come his defence was nothing but oh the cops and government are after me and it corrupt court process. If you get accused of killing someone A your defense will be I am not there B you would tell them you did it if you afraid of your freedom. Kartel was and is an Evil Bastard that got corrupted by Money

      • he might be a corrupted evil bastard, but his trial wasnt 100% fair. and all I’m saying is give him a proper trial. if the evidence implicates him beyond a doubt, then lock him up. the conviction isnt the issue, its the court process and tamperings that were unjust. shouldnt be hard to justly convict such a corrupted and evil bastard, & if he really is all those things, there should be proof galore to lock him up. they shouldnt even have to put forth much effort.

      • This me listen to the video you hear kartel say “Yow hear weh mi a say.. mi want yo hold him with a knife and stab him in a him neck and slow him down and you can tell this is Kartel by the voice and the hair breads at the end of it

      • i’ve heard kartel say things like that in his art (music) as well [check out his intro in a song called drive by, check out his intro in cya defeat we, etc etc and many more], how do we know it wasnt another recording for another upcoming song? all im saying is that it is not far-fetched/peculiar for kartel to say those type of things on recordings, it doesnt necessarily implicate him when you know he always talks like that in his art [which is pure fiction just to remind you] if you put all hatred for kartel aside for a moment and take those possibilities into account, then you need something a little sturdier to hold up.

        it would seem as if there is no real evidence just things for an opportunist with a motive or two to run with. but im not gonna debate the issue too much because I dont want to be misunderstood. it is what it is, he’s locked up and thats cool, just make sure its fair/correct is all im saying. dont lock up him because you hate him for reasons outside of the case at hand, and then just use that case as an opportunity to get rid of him.

        if he’s wrong, show us something solid that he’s wrong and then lock him up. life conviction isnt to be taken lightly, that is a very final judgment and it needs to be researched & conducted very thoroughly before you sentence anyone for life, not just kartel.

      • Ray Carl Brown- Amory

        the voice notes and the video is all you need man this came from Kartel phone nobody could make that video up if they tried. Plus they had a witness who put Kartel on the scene and there it was not just Lizard and it was also Wee they where going to kill you could hear Somebody calling Wee name.

        the driver said he drive Kartel to the hospital for a dog bite again putting Kartel there. Then they burn down the house. it point to Kartel my friend