Vybz Kartel Second Murder Trial Starts Today, What To Expect

Famed dancehall star Vybz Kartel will begin his high profile murder trial today (November 18, 2013) in the Supreme Court in Kingston.

Kartel, who scored a major victory in his first murder trial in July, will face the jury for a second time for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams, if there are no more delays.

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The trial has been hit with numerous delays over the last year angering the dancehall star’s loyal fan base.

Kartel’s protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, Stylist Calvin “Moonie” Haye, and Shane Williams were also charged with Williams’ murder.

Law enforcement officials say they have a mountain of evidence against the men ranging from video footage, cell phone texts and witness statements.

What to expect in court today

Both the prosecution and the defense attorney are expected to give their opening statements.

The trial is scheduled to run through to December 6, so whether or not witnesses will be called to the stand today is not yet known.

Vybz Kartel attorney Christian Tavares-Finson is also expected to apply for bail for his client today. The prosecution is expected to object but it will be up to the judge to make a ruling.

The case against Vybz Kartel

Vybz Kartel was arrested in September of 2011 and slapped with two murder charges in relation to the death of Barrington “Bossie” Burton and Clive “Lizard” Williams.

Leading up to the trial, the prosecution has indicated that they are struggling to get their witnesses to come forward. Earlier this month reliable sources close to the trial told Dancehall HipHop that prosecutors could drop the case as a result of lack of credible witnesses.

Police officers says Clive Williams was murdered at a home in Havendale in the summer of 2011 over a missing firearm believed to be owned by Vybz Kartel.

His body has yet to be found.

Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, has been behind bars since September of 2011. If convicted he could be sentenced to life imprisonment.

UPDATE:

Vybz Kartel enter not guilty plea. Juror now being empanel. Full story here.

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diamondsquad
diamondsquad

Free world boss

gulaza
gulaza

well uno stop talk d verdict just read the man is free now so wat bobylon have to say now dance hall nice agen

NYC one
NYC one

Kartel needs to limit the people around him.

DJ.COM
DJ.COM

FREE UP VYBZ KARTEL, CHRISTMAS IS RITE AROUND THE CORNER

Princeofzamunda
Princeofzamunda

The system a pree mi!

Blackman
Blackman

Anybody who a chat bout dem a pray fi daddy devil are all groupies how UNO fi a pray fi a man who dnt belive in god bt him belive in the devil lol UNO need fi guh pray fi UNO muma dnt love money more than yr self . Caah tell badman fi blech dem skin too much nasty things gwan pon d gaza

badskull
badskull

Go pray to yuh sowa muma cunt I see badmind in u and ear it in u voice u ever ear of sarcasm look it up u low life bullocks

joan
joan

All I know is that I love his music, he’s a talented person, personal life not my problem.

Blackman
Blackman

No mi nuh bad mind jus a burn the dunce head teacher mi ni**as dem Mek step we nuh mix weed&pu***y how u fi say the gyal gud like the high grade herps … Gunshot inna face

Blackman
Blackman

Burn that stinking mouth dj bount the gyal pu..y good like him high grade herps devil do all types of nasty thing . Dancehall belong to the war lord bounty killer

TrUe ReBeL
TrUe ReBeL

This is utter bull—-! If “His body has yet to be found.” How the hell do they know that he has been murdered? He is simply just a missing man!!!! Free di world boss! SMH

Jamaican princess
Jamaican princess

With all do respect u really need to learn the definition of a groupie because all these ppl are doing is supporting the man & you don’t even no if he murdered anybody so ..look at the dam facts be for u decide to come out your mouth and take about somebody reputation

Mark Mcintosh
Mark Mcintosh

Really though read my original statement I said f him if he really did what he is being accused of I am not the one rushing to any judgments it seems a lot of people commenting here are though with your free vybz if he is innocent then let him go home but if he is guilty of what he is accused of then yeah f him

Jamaican princess
Jamaican princess

*talk

locksmithfreeemancipate
locksmithfreeemancipate

Neither do I promote an anal murderer like u fag face!

biggz
biggz

lol dats funny gud job

Mark Mcintosh
Mark Mcintosh

Ok internet gangster you are real brave behind a key board

Mark Mcintosh
Mark Mcintosh

F— him if he really did this no disrespect but a lot of you sound like real groupies I don’t promote nor support people that murder

badskull
badskull

U say u no promote or support ppl that murder how u kno he did it r u a judg some of uno kus bad mind id u dont have nothing constructive to say y comment no1 ask for ur opinion about groupies we are kartel SUPPORTERS understan That pu—

SoundBoi1
SoundBoi1

Free the real boss, JA will be a joke after it is al said and done. No entertainers will want to stick around there.

MyNameIsMyName.????$
MyNameIsMyName.????$

free up world boss forreal yuh got no evidence mr. officer

Minx Gaza-Girl Braxton
Minx Gaza-Girl Braxton

I WANT TO HEAR WHAT HAPPEN IN COURT TODAY PLEASE, AND THOSE WHO HAVE AN AGENDA AGAINST KARTEL I AM SO SORRY FOR U GUYS, HES COMING BACK AND IS GOING TO KEEP A STAGE SHOW WHEN STING IS SCHEDULE TO KEEP N THATS WHERE THE WORLD WILL BE HEADED TELL LAING THAT!!!!! GAZA ((((yyyyyy)))))

Minx Gaza-Girl Braxton
Minx Gaza-Girl Braxton

LOL

Edin Nyg
Edin Nyg

Free adidjahiem palma.

Anadine Byfield
Anadine Byfield

Can some1 inform me on the out come of the hearing please

Anadine Byfield
Anadine Byfield

We are praying real hard for us to come a road the game get really boring since u in jail but mi wan bring st.Maarten first thing as him free up

GAZA child
GAZA child

Life sentence and they don’t have credible evidence nor a body who even said lizard dead have they seen a body let go di techa and stop waste poor people money feed him and go look fi di body

Anadine Byfield
Anadine Byfield

Hi how the hearing went?

Thomez Santana
Thomez Santana

guh s–k yuh crawny batty gyal pu—, a kartel wi seh, dansehall is facing trial today.

gully v
gully v

Bless up jah we all pray. Karel be free upp

Alwayne McKay
Alwayne McKay

#teamfreewurlboss

levi roots
levi roots

send him to prison for life

locksmithfreeemancipate
locksmithfreeemancipate

Fag looking raskal deh! Dash a big haskel inna yo dutty mout fi yo blow it off like yo fag frenz.

SoundBoi1
SoundBoi1

Batty boy watch ya tongue

Anadine Byfield
Anadine Byfield

If it was u would u like them to do u that? U have proof that he’s guilty?

dancehall
dancehall

dancehall nice with or without him, mavado, aidonia, konshens, bugle, rdx, mek dancehall alive

dancehall
dancehall

wont be walking free, justice to clive and his family

empress
empress

so tru, i have ntn against him but if he is guilty then he shud be put away, if nt, then walk free

Thomez Santana
Thomez Santana

@dancehall and @ empress, Unnu mussi anti GAza, we all kno seh kartel innocent ahn ow di system mash up, weda unnu love or nat him ago free up dat mi seh

Free Vybz Kartel
Free Vybz Kartel

Dancehall is on trial today

deogracious
deogracious

jah know kartel is going to walk free and mek dancehall nice again we miss him di dancehall hero addi di teacha.

chris nyame
chris nyame

freeeeeeeee mr kartel.

Gaza Don
Gaza Don

Free Vybz Kartel the system a mistreat the youth