Vybz Kartel Sentenced To 35 Years To Life In Prison

Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, was moments ago sentenced to 35 years to life in a Jamaican prison and hard labour.

The “Dancehall Hero” deejay, affectionately called Worl’Boss by his fans, shed tears as Home Circuit court judge Justice Lennox Campbell handed down the life sentence.

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Kartel’s protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, and his close friends André St John, and Kahira Jones were also handed lengthy sentences.

The handcuffed men were escorted out of court by heavily armed police officers where they will head straight to a high security prison.

“Addi (Vybz Kartel) remains strong and is maintaining his innocence so now we are looking forward to continue to fight for his freedom,” a rep for the dancehall star told Dancehall HipHop.com. “We are not giving up because the system imprisoned an innocent man. We will fight this down to the core and expose the Jamaica injustice system for what it really is.”

Vybz Kartel image

On March 13, 2014, a 10:1 jury convicted the four men in the Home Circuit court in Downtown Kingston for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

The guilty verdict sent shock waves throughout the dancehall community worldwide with some fans bemoaned an unfair trial, marred by police corruption and evidence tampering.

Vybz Kartel will be eligible for parole in 35 years.

Sentencing details.

Adidja Palmer aka Vybz Kartel – 35 years in Prison (Life sentence).
Shawn Campbell aka Shawn Storm – 25 years in prison
Andre St John – 30 years in prison
Kahira Jones – 25 years in prison

What’s next for Vybz Kartel… APPEAL.

Vybz Kartel attorneys has already begin to plot their road to appeal in the Jamaican high court.

But appeal in Jamaican court system could take up to five years given the massive backlog in cases, a police source told Dancehall HipHop.

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Brown Mark
Brown Mark
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Realist
Realist

Gooood, serve his blows an skirts right. There’s only one place for the Devil to go…. and thats down. To all adi’s cattle.. There you go… HAHA. there is a GOD,

JAHHHH we SEH! Let adi go corrupt da mans dem in the wok house…. Now.

Ina Gotovina
Ina Gotovina

Tampered evidence is not an evidence.

Jack Allen
Jack Allen
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Elisa Lee
Elisa Lee

You are so annoying if you dont like the music dont listen to it!!’ How does it affect you? Mind your own business!!! Ima blast Kartel as loud as I can all day jailboss or not so eat that!

Dntplygames
Dntplygames

IM glad kartel behind bars serve him right hate kartel for his music and for what he stood for i.e bleaching and his smutty dutty Lyrics Real talk real talk

lizard
lizard

R.I.P Lizard. He did not deserve to die. However, text messages and audio are not pictures and video- they could have been tampered with. I’m not sure what exactly happened but keep Lizard name out ya’ll mouth. Either way let the man rest in peace if he is really dead. Just because you love Kartel don’t mean you should hate Lizard.

HOTTEDD_TURF
HOTTEDD_TURF
I hear alot of ppl talk about Baphomet…..they speak of somethong they have no understanding of but merely on influence what theyve heard all their lives without doing research diligent…as also the “Devil” Satan is not who does evil but believe it or not The Almighty Most High yes everything in your life whether good or evil came from The Most High…Isaiah I create light and darkness I The Almighty do good and evil…Amos If evil or calamity be done in a city who hath done it not The Almighty? So many more scriptures show The Almighty doing evil d good…we have been lied to deceived jsut study the scriptures preferably Old…nothing new under the sun……It is Christianity who has the concept of devil trying to o ver throw God….that concept is not Hebrew…really do you believe as they say love of money is the root/origin of evil? Think about… Read more »
vybz
vybz

So did they ever get the body of the man that they accusing vybz kartel an crue did not killed

Florence Dntholdbackshit Franc
Florence Dntholdbackshit Franc

Every one is so concern about Vybz Kartel getting life in jail but no one is showing concern to this dead man nd the family he has left behind especially if he has young children. If you do the crime you gotta stand up and take the punishment that you have coming to you no matter how harsh the penalty.

gaza fi life
gaza fi life

I’m not saying (largely) is innocent but this system us justify to all, how come a policeman can kill a pregnant woman and he’s not given life behind bars? how come a politician can hit and kill a man with is car and be set free? Its not fair the sentencing could be less.

Ross Margarette
Ross Margarette

Fu– the jamaican system and police force the whole system should be lined up against the wall and shot they kill innocent people all the time and know they fame kartel the systa are the real devil’s

ghetto
ghetto

No one is innocent in this, about free world boss. Free him for what? No one is sympathetic with the victim and we a black people. Kartel fi gu sidown and do his time, and black beauty talks the most sense, bout boss, nu man dat bleach dem face a boss, dem a eedyat

ghetto
ghetto

Well said black beauty. Bless

Cuckold
Cuckold

He was cuckolded

Michael Barrows
Michael Barrows

That is the best prison sentence ever given, to the culprits, in jamaica. The barrister should also be sentenced too. This is a strong message to all these little farts who mess around in our island, and think they can get away.

Ross Margarette
Ross Margarette

Your island kartel was not the problem on you island it’s your crooked police force that a problem on your island and the weak minded is a problem on your island

John tyndall
John tyndall

White power at last we got the coon in prison for good

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

White power??? Ur a dumb biiiitch

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

Y’all are some HATERS for real

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

Only god knows what really happened so stfu and stop speculating. Y’all sound mad stupid like u were there and seen it with ur own eyes…

crimenopay
crimenopay

Kartel get less than what he deserves. He should be hanged. That SOB is not good for my country.

Shelton
Shelton

we have konshens bye kartel u could not match konshens either if u were released enjoy the fruits of murder dear dancehall king……

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

As long as u know who the dancehall king is #oH #bettarecognize

Benitez
Benitez

World Boss receive our love form Africa Kenya in particular,we love you n we jah is above it all.

Benitez
Benitez

World Boss receive our love form Africa Kenya in particular,we love you n we jah is above it all.

ggcw
ggcw

Just kill him why waste the tax payer money on him for the next 35yrs.

yaadman
yaadman

Cause he paid way more taxes

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

Yup! Don’t worry…they will kill him with fvck! He’s such a pretty pretty bwoy. Soon he will be an ugly bottybwoy.

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

He must be prettier than u, that’s why u mad.. Or ur girl wanna fuqq him #poordat

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

Ahhhh! You must be an idjit then if you mistake my gladness for madness…and a bigger idjit if you think any one of my gals wanna fvck a barely literate, bleached-out, serving 35-to-life convicted felon.

Chuckoff, and chuckyou chuck!

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

Did u ask them or are u speaking for them ???? They are just as lame as u are if they even exist so obviously they wouldn’t dare to like a man of Kartels caliber

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

A man just sees and knows. Yeah…we just see and know tings.
The gals I know are thoroughbreds that can go that mile and furlong. Vybz is the type that would pull up lame coming around the clubhouse turn. In other words, my gals would utterly destroy and embarrass him.

JahRW
JahRW

Damn Vybz….

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

Vybz be damned!

YPRE
YPRE

Jah kno you how the system suh bias kern Spencer openly rob jamaica and him acquitted but the ghetto youth nuh have no hope

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

What are you talking about?! He’s a rich bwoy who thought he was above the law. Now he’s just another prisoner. He’s a bloody fool who should have known better than to throw away his life for a couple of guns.

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

And what was lizard doing with those guns?? Having a tea party?? Foh

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

It doesn’t matter what Lizard was doing with those guns. When you’re a star, your primary focus should be on making money, and not making dead men disappear.
Nod your head if you understand!

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

So it doesn’t matter because he’s a star foh wit ur hypocritical shiiittttt if u chastising one for messin wit guns u should be chastising the other… Cuz the same can be said for lizard

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

Ok!! You don’t understand. That’s cool. I applaud you for your honesty.
Look! If men wish to mess with guns, I really don’t have a problem with that. It’s when they kill other people with it that I begin to feel a way about it. Vybz is a millionaire, right? Why should someone with his wealth be involved in a murder?! If he wants to murder people, then he should do it like everyone else in his profession and do it over the mic.

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

What u said originally : kartel threw his life away over 2 guns…. My initial point : so did lizard ???? I don’t give a —-kkkkkkk about all that extra sh– like ur personal problems and feelings about the case! A spade is a spade I call it how I see it wrong is wrong whether rich or poor …

aneisha
aneisha

I love Vybz Kartel I feel it for him so no you know about company is not good yes I’m praying for him I have none brother and I’m praying for him no bad company not good

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

Why won’t you pray for Clive “Lizard” Williams? The bottybwoy Vybz didn’t even leave a body for his family to bury. Fvck Vybz!

Ross Margarette
Ross Margarette

If kartel was a gangsta like they are saying then so is lizard why would I pray for someone like lizard he probably killed people to so f*ck lizard

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

Please notice that ‘probably killed people’ is not the same as being convicted of killing someone. Unless you have proof you can bring into a court of law, you’re just blowing it out your bottyhole.

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

Yeah and for all u know kartel PROBOBLY killed a man just because he was convicted don’t mean he guilty and just cuz there’s no proof don’t always mean a crime wasn’t committed either … U should know this smart azzzzzz #contradiction

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

Lawd gad! If a rich man receives a 35 year-to-life sentence for nothing, and his cohorts are dealt hefty sentences as well…it’s not because they couldn’t afford to hire the best lawyers.
Riddle me this, chuck…how many innocent men in Jamaican prisons?

Ross Margarette
Ross Margarette

It’s funny how only vybz kartel got 35years and the men who did the so called chopping got less but most you haters are to stupid to notice

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

Funny how a ghetto youth could gain the world but lose his soul. But you’re too stoopid to notice that, right?

Ross Margarette
Ross Margarette

You sound like the white devil

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

Tell me sumting, Ross…these tiny black letters make a noise in your head?! I sound?! You haven’t heard me say a damn thing.

HOTTEDD_TURF
HOTTEDD_TURF

It’s so ironic ” up to di time” favorite line of kartel…Well I hope he’s ” up 2 doing the time” lmao..seriously

GoldenRule44
GoldenRule44

Vybz started talking about real issues and quite frankly, people actually listened. The Crown cannot have that. Read Vybz book and you’ll know why they had to silence him. Vybz Kartel a now a Political Prisoner.

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

Idjit! Vybz is a convicted murderer! Throw him in with he rest of the animals and let him fend for himself. I hope they tear out his bottyhole.

Ross Margarette
Ross Margarette

Man you sound stupid not everyone in prison are animals

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

Lmfao

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

But wait…prisons are fully of kitty cats and not big dogs ready to tear you apart any time you step out of line?!? What planet are you living on?

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

This nukka stay talkin bout kartel batty dwl

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

Yes! I’m wondering how long before Vybz start rapping about the virtues of bottyism.

NYC one
NYC one

Kartel appeal can take 5 more yrs or more this sh– going to talks a toll on him .
Kartel mess up his life it’s unecessary he had it all.

Gloria Thompson
Gloria Thompson

May Almighty God give him the strength to survive.

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

What the..what you a say?! God gave him talent which brought him riches. He chose to spit in God’s face by murdering one of God’s children…and you want God to do what for Vybz??!

NYC one
NYC one

Gloria I don’t feel sorry for Kartel I have 5 brothers who are full blooded JA we grew up extremely poor . I am very angry at Kartel if he really went and buy guns . There are people in JA suffering for him to do that he deserve what he got . God gave him a talent for music he throw it away .

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

So are u angry at lizard too ?? Love by the gun die by the gun no …. A suh it go

NYC one
NYC one

Lizard seems like trouble him self but Kartel had no right doing what he did . Text message and audio sink Kartel . I have a friend who I went to school with they murder him in JA . They never find is body . My friend family did not seek justice for him .

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

True dat!

truth first
truth first
People should not be making an assessment or judgment calls on vybz. The evidence provided was all circumstantial. Their are no facts or even a body. This man can be innocent or guilty no one knows. Only god and vybz knows. Don’t pass judgment everyone should remain objective. With respect to the hearing their has not been any evidence that is factual. All evidence provided was circumstantail. Therefore an appeal is allowed to proceed. In order to an appeal to be received is governed by rules such as the judge made a legal error during the trail. As simple as an appeal being allowed validates that their is a legal error that has taken place during trail. Nothing has been validated or provided that can allow a factual finding of guilt. The truth has not yet been brought to light. Emotions and subjectivity have everyone making their own conclusions. Let… Read more »
Gloria Thompson
Gloria Thompson

Wow. Yes u said it all. God blessings

jerry
jerry

gaza garne a babylon plaza

jahlive
jahlive

Hope the police them that going around taking poor people life from them go to prison too!! Jamaica nasty police force full of evil! The world is watching!!

Gloria Thompson
Gloria Thompson

Strongly Agree!!!

Ryan Solomon
Ryan Solomon

PARDON…35 YEARS!!!?????…tell mi WHAT THE F#CK WAS THAT!!…EH “ARISTOCRATS”…mi love my country but dat deso was seasame street ting..straight popi show licky licky [email protected] up levels of blatant intent..yall took it there..how bout diz..forget who it was…yaa tell me seh man aka ghetto yutes a get 35 years fi txt msg an no physical..not even one peice or DNA..and other than just a lickle herb charge dat got dropped no prior criminal record??. 35 YEARS??.yea as I said Joke ting dat what a life..eh NOTICE…WHAT EVA MESSAGE YOUR TRYING TO SEND JUST MEMBA GHETTO YUTES WILL NEVER FEAR..that is not even the Closest way to coolin things down bout and nuff yutes been VEX..fa years now..set back di ting right a mek KARTEL walk in a few years dam..

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

Ryan, this man murdered at least two people. Why do you feel it is your duty to defend this murderer? You call him a GHETTO YUTE…yeah a Black man trying so hard to scrub his Blackness away with bleaching cream. Well, now that he’s securely locked away from his precious white antidote, hopefully he will come to realize the wickedness of his ways. Look at his picture acting like he’s praying to some God in the sky. A white man ting dat. SKEEN?

Jah know!

Ryan Solomon
Ryan Solomon

Hehe..bless up…not defending Kartel..wi nuh promote bleaching ova yaso either..we defending Justice Truths and Equal Rights..I Respek any GHETTO YUTES weh come fr worth nuttin to 6 mil US…so hold on deh..2 murda?..wait look like di investigator dem shoulda did talk to you lol..As far as I see it..ppl can all come up with different ways how Kartel was slipping and we dont know him.. so the ppl around him could have neva been thinking in his interest…this is all.. some of us just would have liked to see some physical evidence then supported and confirmed by the phone records that’s how Real courts operate…any ting different…Popi show ting..I’m confident he will walk on an Appeal..Jamaica Court system has to maintain it’s integrity and not come off as bias..

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag
With all due respect, Ryan…when Vybz was being charged with Lizard’s murder he was already locked up on murder and gun charges in connection with the death of Jamaican businessman, Barrington Burton. So, no sir! The Jamaican constabulary don’t have to talk to me about nothing. As for that evidence you would have liked to see more of…Vybz committed some fundamental errors which allowed the law to convict him based on some very strong circumstantial evidence. Getting caught bribing witnesses, jury tampering, destruction of evidence related to the crime, and the most damning, leaving electronic footprints for the law to pick up on. The truly innocent do not engage in such behavior. Kartel, for all intents and purposes was a full-time criminal gang leader, and a part-time reggae star. And it is for that reason we find ourselves talking about a young man bursting with all kinds of talent who… Read more »
Ryan Solomon
Ryan Solomon
Hopefully not..Ok lets clarify di ting..with respect to you as well.. you stated above two murders?… I just knew Barrington Burton was not one of the two you talking about because Kartel was acquitted in that case?.. so which other murder are we talking about that makes it two? Is either the courts right or wrong..See dat.. If he was acquitted why should it count against him..that is a tiny example of the prejudice being brought against kartel magnified through the courts.. Full time gangster??..you got ppl that would laugh to read that..Kartel was in fact a musician who made sound business ENTREPRENEUR decisions Vibez Rum, Condoms, and unfortunately the cake soap he had numerous British sponsorships..which profited him millions US..he was filming a reality show kinda like flavor flav with girls competing for fighting and all dat this was right before he was arrested..his book is in the Princeton… Read more »
Ross Margarette
Ross Margarette

Why does it matter that he bleached his skin ?

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

I don’t have enough time to explain everything to you, but the quick short answer is any African who wishes to look like their former colonial masters is not a real African.

Ross Margarette
Ross Margarette

So what you are saying is that white people who pay to get tanned want to black?? Dude had alot of tattoos and he wanted to show them off big deal

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

That’s the chit he tells you country bumpkins, and you believe it. Wheezy fvcking Baby has a lot of tats…do you see him bleaching his Black skin?
Whites who suntan don’t do it to be Black, they do it so they don’t look like a bloody vampire. It’s nowhere near the same thing.

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

How the fuqq are u able to speak so surely like are u his shadow .. Were u there to see him murder these people ??? Talkin bout “skeen” lmao u must really be the white bwoi cuz a white man ting datttt styll…..

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

You got that all twisted tha fvck up,chuck. “a white man ting datttt styll…..” is when you wanna be white so bad that you would put caustic chemicals on your skin to burn the blackness off of it.
*SKEEN*

Ross Margarette
Ross Margarette

Lol

Rian Brown
Rian Brown

It funny how people are hating on kartel you people should also show hate the jamaican government and police force they have murdered thousands of people but I see no hate towards them all you talk about is how kartel is a badmind but what about the system you people stand up for lizard now stand up for the rest of jamaica cause people live in fear because the system is corrupted lets see how many of you really care about justice because it doesn’t end with kartel

Gloria Thompson
Gloria Thompson

You are so right. They are scared to do that

lyn84
lyn84

@addi bleacha bit– shut the fu– up

Addi Bleacha
Addi Bleacha

Karma is a bi*ch! Anyway whose Kartel, is he a soccer player?

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

Trick don’t front u know exactly who he is and so does ur girlfriend ;) bye

Ross Margarette
Ross Margarette

Karma is a bi*ch well if you believe that then karma was a bi*ch for lizard

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

How so? Lizard dead now. Vybz is going to wish he was dead soon. That little skinny bwoy won’t last five years in prison holding open his botty for de big man dem.

Ross Margarette
Ross Margarette

You keep talking about his a*s WHATS UP WITH THAT ?

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

Did he, or did he not write songs about against bottymen? If karma ain’t no little lady from Bankhead, then he gonna feel it. fo real.

Ross Margarette
Ross Margarette

Sounds like you been there

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

nope! I just got this ting called youtube that tells me all about the going ons in Jamaican prisons.
Put this in a youtube search engine and marvel at the truth.
edit:
“Rapes His Inmates, Kills Prison Guards & More”
Sorry about that…Jamaica is not in South Africa.
Try this one instead.
“Sex & HIV in Jamaican Prisons – HIV Treatment, Prevention & Care in Jamaican Prisons”

Ross Margarette
Ross Margarette

What is your point

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

The tip of the spear.

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

Yuh watch man toooooo hard lolllll I bet u want his skinny aZZ hole the way u describing it so well dwl

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

You’re a moron! I could describe the moon to you in great detail. Does it mean I went to the moon?

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

Bla bla bla stfu biiitch ain’t nobody got time for ur feelings im a stop responding to u now I’ve entertained ur wimpy aZZ long enuff byeeee!!

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

There’s no surer sign you’re losing an argument than by telling someone to stfu in cyberspace. That’s what intellectually challenged people like yourself do. When you no longer have an argument t bring, you name call and run tha fvck away.

BTW…I’m so relieved that you know you’ve been nothing more than entertainment for me.

Thanks for playing. Pay the gal at the desk on your way out!

Chuckoff
Chuckoff

Whatever helps u sleep better at night ! Maybe I’m done responding because I don’t “care” to argue or win anything lmfao just take it as a sign as ur boring and annoying as hell ok ?? Like obviously it doesn’t mean u went to the moon maybe I just think ur a fagget simple someones thirsty for attention

ZiggyZagZag
ZiggyZagZag

LOL! So now I’m the gay one?! mmmmkay!

Poor chuckoff, wishes to label me a homosexual using less evidence than what was used to convict his idol, Vybz.
LMFAO!!!

It’s a good thing I have a strong sense of my own masculinity, or else I might be insulted by your schoolyard tactics. Don’t worry, chuckoff…I ain’t giving up your mother’s pum pum for no man, son.

"stax"
"stax"

im naaaa see back road till him ole……..Right Ribbit

Gloria Thompson
Gloria Thompson

DON’T THROW STONES, U NEVER KNOW…

"stax"
"stax"

Dennis Brown sing a tune say I don’t want to be a General a roots we a deal with SKEEN