Despite a lawyer stepping forward with claims that Vybz Kartel solicit her service for his upcoming murder trial, the dancehall star has insist his legal team remained the same.
Hannah Harris-Barrington, who is a prominent English-Jamaican lawyer and human rights activist, came surfaced this week with a note believed to be signed by Vybz Kartel in his government name Adidja Palmer. Harris-Barrington is the lawyer representing dancehall stars Ninja Man, who is on trial for murder, and L.A. Lewis.
In a statement sent to Dancehall HipHop, Vybz Kartel said he has not authorize any change in his legal team.
“I have not authorized any change in my legal team in whom I have the fullest confidence,” Vybz Kartel said. “I have not retained or engaged the services of Hannah Harris-Barrington to represent me in any matter and she is not authorized to speak on my behalf or to discuss my case. This serves to confirm that I have retained the services of attorneys-at-law Tom Tavares-Finson, Michael Deans and Chris Tavares-Finson to represent me in all the matters for which I am currently before the court.”
Vybz Kartel is currently behind bars facing an high profile trial facing a double murder charge in relation to the death of Barrington “Bossie” Burton and Clive “Lizard” Williams.
Vybz Kartel returns to court on December 2nd.