BY: JODEE BROWN
Embattled Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel will finally have his day in court as the prominent deejay prepares to stand trial in both of his ongoing murder cases
The internationally acclaimed entertainer, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, will appear in court on October 29 where he will stand trial in relation to the shooting death of St. Catherine based promoter Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton. Vybz Kartel faces three allegations in that case, including murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession for a firearm. The co-accused in that matter areNigel Thompson and Lenburgh McDonald.
A week later, on November 5, Kartel will answer to accusations in another case as he prepares to stand trial in relation to the murder of St. Catherine-based dancer, Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
Co-accused of murder in the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams case include Shawn Campbell aka Shawn Storm, Calvin ‘Moonie’ Haye, Shawn Williams, Kahira Jones ad Andre St. John aka Mad Suss.
Kartel’s long-time protégé, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler and studio engineer, Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry, face obstruction of justice-related charges in the Williams case as they’re each accused of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
Vybz Kartel has been in police custody since last September, when he was arrested in a New Kingston hotel and charged with ganja possession. That charge has since been thrown out.
The self-professed ‘Worl’ Boss’ copped bail in the Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton murder case this past March but could not capitalize on it due to the fact that he’s been remanded in the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams matter.
Kartel’s lawyer, Valerie Neita-Robertson was expected to file a bail application in the Williams murder case but failed to do so after expressing dissatisfaction at the case being shifted to another judge.
However, Neita-Robertson hinted that she would apply for bail on behalf of her client sometime between the two trial dates.