BY: JODEE BROWN
Embattled Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartelfaces a third trial date within a two week span as the prominent deejay faces a mid-November court appearance regarding obstruction of justice related charges.
With his murder trials set to begin on October 29 and November 5 respectively, Kartel was ordered to appear in court in November 12 where he faces a charge of perverting the course of justice. The trial was initially set to begin on Wednesday inside the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court in Kingston, but got pushed back due to the absence of the presiding judge as well as the non-disclosure of statements to the defense.
Kartel’s long-time protégé, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler and studio engineer, Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry are co-accused of perverting the court of justice in the matter. Both Saddler and Henry were granted bail extensions while Kartel was remanded into police custody.
Law enforcement officials slapped the charge on Kartel and his associates two months afterGaza Slim filed a police report at the Constant Spring Police Station, claiming that she had been robbed and gun-butted by Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams in Havendale, St. Andrew. Gaza Slimfiled the report on October 29, five days afterVybz Kartel copped a murder charge as he and three other men are accused of murdering Williams at a Havendale residence last summer.
Kartel is slated to stand trial in the Clive Williams murder case on November 5.