Vybz Kartel Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

Vybz Kartel

Vybz Kartel has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 murder of an associate.

Judge Lennox Campbell sentenced the dancehall star (real name Adidja Palmer) and three other men in Kingston, Jamaica on Thursday. The 38-year-old must serve 35 years behind bars before he can be eligible for parole.

Last month, a jury convicted Kartel and three co-defendants of murdering Clive “Lizard” Williams, who was beaten to death at Kartel’s house over two missing guns in 2011. His body has never been found.

One of the key pieces of evidence in the 65-day murder trial was a text message retrieved from Kartel’s phone saying Williams had been chopped up in “mincemeat” and that his remains would never be located.

Fans lined up outside the courthouse as police in riot gear manned barricaded streets. Once they heard the life sentence, they were overcome with emotion.

“Wickedness! They take away the ‘world boss,’” said one woman, referring to one of Kartel’s nicknames.

His camp reacted to the sentence, tweeting, “Addi never asked for nor expected anything else from the system that facilitated his conviction despite missing n tampered evidence.”

Defense lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson expects to file an appeal. “It is not over Gaza Army. It is not over,” his team assured fans. “Certain details we have to hold back but this is just a obstacle on the road to freedom.”

Kartel is one of dancehall’s biggest stars and has collaborated with artists including Jay Z, Rihanna, and Busta Rhymes, who attended the last day of his trial.



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14 Comments

  1. T

    Hopefully that Nicki collaboration was already recorded. Otherwise, bye Felecia.

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  2. haha

    he deserves it

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  3. Javis

    Damn-> life sentence!:-o

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  4. Dustin

    Vybes is a misanthropic piece of shit. People purporting that he is getting anything more than what he deserves should hang their heads in shame. The evidence was damning at best.

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  5. BEDSTUYFLY

    Oh shit

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  6. Rob

    Oh shit..

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  7. mumi

    justice.

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  8. RDK

    wow.

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  9. Bitches In Paris

    Nigga look like the ants from the Disney movie Antz . Keep his ugly ass in prison . Good riddance , one less coon in the world .

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  10. DON

    Thank god.

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  11. Only YOlas to That VB

    WOW he messed up his life killing someone else over a dummy mess. Poor him for being sentenced to life in prison

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  12. Well Damn

    Nice knowin ya, he’s done

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  13. Sunshine

    Some of you don’t av heart…. If it was your family or man get that kind of sentence you wud av been saying they system fuck up n useing the word unfair…that man kartel av a family n all was hurt… Look at his young kids..on my behave they should av never give him so many years without seeing the dead body of lizard … It was just a text msg .. N that could av been change at anytime who knows if this whole thing is a set up…. Well it’s not right .. Everybody av a right to be free…kartel is just the best n they see him moving up n doing wat many Jamaican artist never done b4 so they try they best… It’s not fair at all it was never no bead body to show that lizard is dead .. That’s my reason why I said

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  14. deuce

    @Sunshine you my friend are a dumb piece of shit. This man killed another man and you are saying he should be allowed to roam around free with no consequences because there is not a body to confirm that Lizard is dead. That is the dumbest use of logic ever. Vybz got what he deserved, please do not defend a murder. Besides the guy bleached his skin, I have no respect for a man who does not respect himself.

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