Vybz Kartel could be forced to wait a few years before getting his first airing in the Jamaica court of appeal.
Kartel is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted for murder last year. Sources close to the “Dancehall Hero” deejay told DancehallHipHop that the deejay’s lawyers are gearing up for a major showdown and are gunning for a new trial amidst some revelation of juror misconduct.
“There were a lot of questionable things that happened with the trial and now we are seeing misconduct on the part of the jury which are grounds for a new trial,” our source said.
“Vybz Kartel didn’t get a fair trial from the get-go because evidently the jury was packed by who the prosecution want on their to secure a guilty verdict,” sources added.
Accused corrupt juror Livingston Cain is currently on trial for allegedly trying to bribe the forewoman and other members of the jury.
During his ongoing trial in the Jamaican High court, his attorney grilled other members of the jury on the witness stand about coming to a premature guilty verdict before the deliberation. Two members of the jury also worked for the Jamaica Defense Force while another two are believed to be neighbors.
Reggae/dancehall star Buju Banton is also gunning for a new trial over juror misconduct despite numerous failures.