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Jamaican Reggae Star Kartel Convicted of Murder

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purchase http://centreduplateau.qc.ca/wp-content/plugins/events-calendar-pro/lib/tribeeventspro-rewriterulegenerator.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The Jamaica court convicted Kartel of murder after 46 days of trial with 24 witnesses presented by the state prosecution led by attorney Jeremy Taylor.


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According to RAPNAIROBI a news agency, the prosecution, headed by attorney Jeremy Taylor, took 46 days and 24 witnesses to build its case against the “Dancehall Hero” deejay.


The Crown argued that Vybz Kartel, his protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, friends Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams all participated in the beating death Clive “Lizard” Williams over two missing firearms belonging to the deejay.


The news sent shockwaves throughout the dancehall community as the entertainer is looking at spending the rest of his life behind bars.


Police cordoned off streets around the Supreme Court before Thursday’s session started, seeking to prevent any disruption by fans supporting the entertainer.


Shortly before the jury started to deliberate in the afternoon, about 200 people briefly broke through barricades at one intersection shouting “Free Kartel!”


The sentencing date is scheduled for March 27, and Kartel’s lawyers have indicated they will appeal against the verdict.


Kartel together with the three were arrested on September 30, 2011 when the Jamaican authorities swoop down on a hotel in Kingston which stunned everyone in the country.

Credit: RAPNAIROBI

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