Vybz Kartel’s sentencing postponed until April 3


Dancehall superstar, Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer and his three co-accused found guilty of the 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams will have to wait another week for sentencing after it was postponed on Thursday.

Kartel, alongside his three co-accused, Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre ‘Mad Suss’ St. John arrived at the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston late Thursday morning, with Kartel wearing a black shirt and navy blue pants. They arrived to a much smaller crowd to the one that showed up on the day of Kartel’s conviction March 13th, despite claims that fans of the deejay were set to stage a major protest outside the court, calling for a retrial. As the court assembled, he then went to court wearing a dark blue suit, blue shirt and tie, looking calm as he awaited his fate.

Despite accepting the jury’s guilty verdict, Kartel’s lawyer, Tom Tavares-Finson says his client continues to maintain his innocence. Furthermore, when asked to make his final plea, Kartel opted not to beg for mercy in an effort to lighten the sentence.

Minutes later, however, Justice Lennox Campbell pushed back the sentencing to April 3 as to facilitate written submissions from defence lawyers regarding sentencing guidelines, according to Nationwide Radio. Justice Campbell also said he would like to hear from a member of Williams’ family, though the director of public prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn has said that may not be appropriate.

The family was put in protective custody immediately following the verdict, amidst reports that a bounty was on the heads of members of Williams’ family.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to 2014.

Custom Search

Recent Articles

  1. Nesbeth is Mourning the loss of his Sister

    May 26, 16 11:12 AM

    Reggae artiste Nesbeth is mourning the loss of his sister. The artiste took to Instagram earlier today to announce the news. In the post, he did not

    Read More

  2. Galliss From Birth-The Celebrityy

    May 26, 16 10:53 AM

    Buzzing new singjay showing respect to the 90s dancehall reggae music this soong is already a mega hit in africa check it out song is titled galliss from

    Read More

  3. Demarco featured on new Vybz Kartel album 'King Of The Dancehall'

    May 25, 16 11:31 AM

    Dancehall Star Demarco will be featured on Vybz Kartel's upcoming album. The full length project, titled King of the Dancehall' is set to drop in June.

    Read More

  4. Gia Yee Teams Up With Toshon King for “Quench the Fear”

    May 24, 16 10:00 PM

    With all that she has going for her, American Singer Gia Yee has added music to her list of creative activities and teamed up with Jamaican Singjay, Toshon

    Read More


GET YOUR MUSIC & VIDEOS POSTED ON DRW


Dancehall & Reggae Music information for May 2016


SPONSORS Sites
my-island-jamaica.com

Dancehall Reggae Lyrics


Welcome to naturehealthrecipes.com see what nature's health has to offer.


[View full listing]