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Vybz Kartel speaks out against recent threats made following murder conviction

Vybz Kartel courtEmbattled Dancehall star, Vybz Kartel has called for fans and others top stop making threats against journalists and members of the public in the aftermath of his March murder conviction in the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams trial.

Since the verdict and subsequent life sentence on April 3, several threats have been made against journalists due to their coverage of the trial, as well as telecommunications giant, Digicel following voice notes implicating Kartel in the lead up to when the murder allegedly took place. Nationwide News reporter, Abka Fitz-Henley received some of said threats after playing some of the voice notes obtained by the local radio station following the trial.

An editor at the Jamaica Observer faced similar treatment after it was alleged he was the author a story that broke Sunday citing an unnamed police source as saying Kartel had given them information on wanted men in his native Portmore in exchange for the possible dismissal of his murder charge, a claim the deejay’s lawyer later refuted.

In a statement released Tuesday morning, Kartel said persons making these threats should cease and desist, insisting they are not making his situation any easier.

“I appeal to any misguided individual or individuals who may think it appropriate to seek to threaten or intimidate anyone to stop it,” he said. “Such action is not helping me or my fellow appellants and is playing into the hands of the police and others who are seeking to discredit me and prejudice the fair hearing of my appeal.”

Speaking out for the second time since his conviction, Kartel also said he harbors no negativity towards those involved in his trial.

“During my sentencing hearing, my attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson, indicated to the court that I hold no ill-will to any of the persons involved in my trial, neither the police, prosecutors, executives from Digicel and certainly not any member of the media who covered my trial in a manner which exposed the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case for all the world to see,” he said.

“I reiterate the position, I hold no ill-will to anyone who was involved in my trial, and I put my faith in the judicial system and the appeal process on which we have now embarked. In the meantime I thank my family, friends and fans who continue to support and have faith in me.”

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Vybz Kartel sentenced

Kartel led gang tied to over 100 murders, says Jamaican police commissioner

Vybz Kartel sentencedControversial Dancehall star, Vybz Kartel has been labelled as many things throughout his career, most recently a convicted murderer after being found guilty in the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams trial in March.

Add gang leader to the numerous labels attached to the deejay after Jamaica’s police commissioner, Owen Ellington branded Kartel as such while insinuating his gang is responsible for over 100 murders island wide. The commissioner said this during an interview on Wednesday night with Dionne Jackson-Miller on All Angles, intimating that they have tracked Kartel’s movements for years and are confident of their findings, but believe the entertainer has long been shielded by his unwavering popularity.

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Vybz Kartel sentenced to life imprisonment

Vybz Kartel get life in prison, not eligible for parole for 35 years

Vybz Kartel sentenced to life imprisonmentControversial Dancehall superstar, Adidja Palmer, more popularly known as Vybz Kartel has been sentenced to life in prison for the August 2011 murder of St. Catherine-based dancer, Clive ‘Lizard’ Williamsfollowing a hearing in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston on Thursday.

The deejay will not be eligible for parole for the first 35 years of his prison term, when he is 73 years old. His co-accused, Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre ‘Mad Suss’ St. John were also sentenced to life in prison, with the men not eligible for parole until 25, 25 and 30 years into their respective sentences, handed down by Supreme Court justice,Lennox Campbell.

Kartel was decked out in a full white suit and white shirt as he appeared cool and calm upon waiting for the judge’s ruling. Similar to last week’s hearing, the deejay maintained his innocence before the court, saying, through his lawyers, that he would not beg for mercy and accept the punishment handed down.

Justice Campbell that made a summation, saying there was premeditation and planning about the murder, while saying there was much distress for the family of the deceased Williams. He then handed down the sentences shortly before 11:30 a.m. Jamaican time.

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Vybz Kartel 2014

Judge in Kartel case may not allow deejay to record in prison

Vybz Kartel 2014With incarcerated deejay, Vybz Kartel awaiting sentencing on his recent murder conviction in the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, doubt is now being cast on whether or not the entertainer will be permitted to record in prisonas the presiding judge in said case may not let him do so.

During Kartel’s sentencing hearing on Thursday,Supreme Court Justice, Lennox Campbell said he was pondering whether or not to make a ruling allowing the deejay to record songs while in jail, saying he was not sure such an option was available.

One case Justice Campbell referred to involving another convicted entertainer was Reggae superstar, Jah Cure.The singer was convicted of rape in 1999 and served eight years in prison following an alleged incident a year earlier in which he allegedly raped a robbed a woman at gunpoint. While serving time in the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, Cure was allowed to record a number of songs during his prison term, including hit songs, Reflections and Dem Nuh Build Great Man, which featured on his fourth album, True Reflections…A New Beginning.

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Vybz Kartel petition

Kartel fans petition Obama administration for retrial, deejay’s mom speaks out

Vybz Kartel petitionDespite Vybz Kartel’s conviction on a murder chargeon Thursday, his family and fans are clinging on the smallest bit of hope the deejay can beat his current predicament, as dire as it may be.

His fans in particular are going to the extremes to try and secure and out for the self-professed ‘Worl’ Boss’ as they have petitioned the United States government to help free him. The petition, started this weekend, claims thatVybz Kartel did not receive a fair trial in the Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams case, which he and three co-accused were convicted of his August 2011 murder.

It goes on to claim evidence tampering by police during their investigation, citing alleged corruption and bias against him throughout. With over 700 signatures to date, the petition is hoping to secure 100,000 signatures by April 14 so it can be formally presented to U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration.

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Bounty Killer wants to clash Beenie Man for free, still has love for Kartel

Dancehall superstar, Bounty Killer has spoken out about his two biggest rivals within the industry; rubbishing claims from one while showing concern for another.

Bounty Killer appeared on CVM’s OnStage this past Saturday; addressing recent comments by Beenie Man where the “King of the Dancehall” accused the “Grung Gaad” of sabotaging him after agreeing to host a joint event. Beenie Man gave an interview earlier on the show, telling Winford Williams that he and Bounty Killer had a deal to stage an event at the Ewarton Sports Complex in St. Catherine on New Year’s Eve after they both agreed not to perform at STING 2011.

However, Bounty Killer denied claims that an agreement was ever reached; insisting that Beenie Man should have addressed STING promoter, Isaiah Laing’s disparaging comments about them in a stronger fashion. Additionally, he implied that Beenie Man is running from a potential confrontation at Jamworld.

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Popcaan gives unexpected performance at Club Riddim

Emerging Dancehall superstar, Andre ‘Popcaan’ Sutherland reportedly caused a stir at the popular Club Riddim nightclub following a surprise appearance there.

According to one876entertainment.com, the Raving deejay appeared at the event, STING Wednesdays, a weekly, promotional concert series leading to the upcoming STING 2011 stage show in St. Catherine on December 26.  Popcaan, scheduled to perform at this year’s edition of STING, made his presence felt inside the club to the amazement of patrons.

The caveat regarding this news plays up the fact that Club Riddim is currently owned by Corey Todd, the former business partner and friend of Popcaan’s mentor, Vybz Kartel. This marked the first time publicly that any member of the Portmore Empire made an appearance at the club formerly co-owned by Kartel since the business partnership between he and Todd dissolved in May.

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Vybz Kartel implicated in five more murders, expected to face additional charges

Legal woes for embattled Dancehall superstar, Adidja “Vybz Kartel” Palmer could mount following a shocking revelation that the popular deejay could face more murder charges.

Kartel currently resides in a Constant Spring jail, facing two murder charges that allegedly took place this past summer. One October 3, The self-professed “Worl’ Boss” was charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm in the shooting death of Barrington “Bossie” Burton, 27, a businessman/promoter from Gregory Park, St. Catherine. Three weeks later, Kartel was charged in the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams, a dancer from Waterford, St. Catherine. Kartel’s Portmore Empire proteges, Shawn Storm and Andre “Mad Suss” St. John, his designer, Calvin “Moonie Haye as well as Cayro Jones were jointly charged in Williams’ murder.

On Thursday morning, reports surfaced that law enforcement officials are investigating Vybz Kartel in five other murder cases.

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Video evidence to force guilty pleas in Kartel murder case, prosecution claims

Investigators in a murder case against Dancehall superstar, Adidja “Vybz Kartel” Palmer are insistent that the deejay and other accused men will plead guilty after shocking revelations made in court yesterday.

Kartel, along with fellow Portmore Empire artiste, Shawn Storm, his designer/booking agent, Calvin “Moonie” Haye and Cayro Jones appeared simultaneously in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court on Thursday. Each of the men was charged with murder in relation to the killing of Clive “Lizard” Williams in Havendale, St. Andrew this past August. Following claims by Kartel’s defense team that there was a lack of evidence, prosecutors fired back; claiming that they possessed video proof that the men were involved in the murder of Williams.

The video, captured via cellphone, allegedly shows Kartel and other men killing Williams, who was beaten and stabbed to death, according to police. The cellphone was later seized during the time of Kartel’s arrest along with other items. Additionally, prosecutors in the case intimated that they also have recorded telephone conversations and witness statements that implicate the four accused men in the crime. Given the evidence the prosecution team provided, they were adamant that it would force defence lawyers to advise their clients to plead guilty in the murder case.

Meanwhile, Kartel and his associated were remanded into police custody until December 2. On the other hand, “Di Teacha” faces a November 30 court date in relation to charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm stemming from the shooting death of Barrington “Bossie” Burton. In that case it’s alleged that Kartel and a group of men shot and killed the St. Catherine based promoter/businessman while standing with friends alongside Walker’s Lane in Gregory Park, St. Catherine this past July.

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