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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’s sentencing postponed until April 3

Photo Credit: Jermain Barnaby/Jamaica Gleaner

Photo Credit: Jermain Barnaby/Jamaica Gleaner

Dancehall superstar, Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer and his three co-accused found guilty of the 2011 murder ofClive ‘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 protestoutside 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.

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Kartel fans plan ‘major protest’ ahead of deejay’s sentencing – Report

Vybz Kartel 2014With the fate of Dancehall superstar, Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer following his murder conviction days away from being known, his hardcore following intend to make their feelings known on Thursday as he and three-co-accused await sentencing.

Reports are that several fans are planning a major protest outside the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston, where the sentencing will take place. This, a similar tactic to what happened on the day of Kartel’s conviction on March 13, where hundreds of fans, including school children gathered in downtown Kingston, causing the closure of nearby businesses and blocking traffic as they demonstrated for the embattled deejay.

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