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Vybz Kartel’s conspiracy case shelved, could be retried

Kartel and Vanessa BlingThe conspiracy case against incarcerated Dancehall superstar, Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer and two co-accused has been dropped, for now anyway.

Palmer was charged alongside former Portmore Empire songstress,Vanessa Saddler, also known as Vanessa Bling or Gaza Slim as well as studio engineer, Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry with attempting to pervert the course of justice in relation to the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams murder case. Palmer, along with three other men were convicted of Williams’ August 2011 murder last April. It is alleged that the three conspired to undermine the police’s investigation of the murder, with Saddler allegedly filing a false police report claiming she was robbed and gun-butted by Williams just five days after Kartel was charged for the killing in October 2011.

All three appeared at the Corporate Area Criminal Court on Wednesday when Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewelyn entered a nolle prosecqui, according to reports, which officially informed the court that the Crown would no longer pursue the case.

This after Kartel’s attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson wrote a letter to the DPP days earlier asking for the trial to be discontinued based on the technical evidence presented in Kartel’s murder trial, while pointing out that the same witnesses from that trial were involved in this case and were giving contradicting statements.

Additionally, Tavares-Finson intimated that arguments the defense team plans to use in the conspiracy case are connected to transcripts from the murder trial and that without said transcripts, they could not properly cross-examine witnesses in the conspiracy trial.

However, the DPP pointed out that they will review the case following Kartel’s pending appeal of his murder conviction, which resulted in a life sentence without parole for 35 years, is settled and with then decide where or not to pursue the conspiracy case again.

Gaza Slim, in the meantime, will be allowed to travel again after having reclaimed her passport after the court granted her an order at the request of her lawyer, Pierre Rogers. Henry had long been freed on bail

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Vybz Kartel conspiracy trial postponed until October 27

Vybz Kartel 2014As he currently serves a life sentence on a murder conviction, embattled Dancehall superstar, Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer is expected back in court on October 27 after his conspiracy trial, which was expected to get underway this week Monday at the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court in Kingston was postponed twice.

The case was initially set to begin on Monday, but was postponed following a flurry of issues, according to reports, including unsettled legal representation for co-accused, Andre ‘Pim Pim’ Henry and the absence of a defence attorney and witnesses. When the case was again mentioned on Thursday, more witness issues were uncovered while Henry’s lawyer, Peter Champagnie withdrew from representing the accused due to unfulfilled financial obligations, thus forcing the judge to set the new date.

The judge was reportedly annoyed by this development, telling the prosecution, You ensure that you do what you have to do cause no matter what, the only thing that can prevent the case from starting is if the Lord says so.”

Palmer is jointly charged with Henry and fellow entertainer/protégé, Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler for perverting the course of justice after Saddler allegedly filed a false police report suggesting she was robbed and gun-butted by Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, the man who Palmer was convicted of killing this past March.

The report was filed five days after Kartel was charged with Williams’ murder in October 2011. He, Saddler and Henry were charged with perverting the course of justice later that year as they are alleged to have attempted to interfere with the police’s investigation into Williams’ murder.

Vybz Kartel is not eligible for parole for another 35 years. He is currently appealing his conviction.

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Vybz Kartel’s conspiracy trial postponed

Embattled Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel will have to wait until the end of this summer for his conspiracy trial to begin.

The Portmore Empire deejay appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate Court in Kingston this morning alongside long-time protégé, Vanessa Saddler aka Gaza Slim and his studio engineer, Andre Henry aka Pim Pim where they were scheduled to begin their conspiracy trial in relation to the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams murder case.

However, the trial was postponed until August 29 after each of the accused’s lawyers absent from court this morning.

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Cops on the hunt for another Empire member in Kartel case

Law enforcement officials are looking for yet another member of Vybz Kartel’s Portmore Empire as they continue to investigate a murder case against the group’s leader.

Already, Empire protégés, Vanessa “Gaza Slim” Saddler, Shawn Campbell aka Shawn Storm and Andre Mad Suss St. John are facing charges in both of Vybz Kartel’s murder cases. Mad Suss was recently charged jointly with Kartel and two other men in relation to the murder of Barrington “Bossie” Burton this past July. Meanwhile, Shawn Storm and Gaza Slim face charges regarding the Clive “Lizard” Williams murder case involving the self-proclaiming “Worl’ Boss.”

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