Dancehall artist Vybz Kartel has just been found guilty of murder. After a 65 day trial, the jury ruled that Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, was responsible for the 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
Toronto’s CP24 reported on the story.
“Jamaican authorities blocked off streets around the Caribbean island’s supreme court Thursday as a high-profile murder trial for dancehall reggae star Vybz Kartel went to the jury.
Heavily armed police cordoned off part of downtown Kingston before the court session, saying they wanted to prevent any possible disruptions by fans of the popular entertainer. Still, shortly before the 11-member jury started to deliberate in the afternoon, about 200 people briefly broke through barricades at one intersection near the court shouting “Free Kartel!”
Kartel and four co-defendants were charged in October 2011 with killing Clive “Lizard” Williams. The five pleaded not guilty.” (cp24.com)