Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel Receives Life Sentence For Murdering His Associate

Legendary Jamaican dancehall singer Adidja Azim Palmer, Also known as Vybz Kartel has been sentenced  was sentence to life in prison for the murder of his former associate Clive “Lizard” Williams in 2011.The sentencing which took place today (April 3rd) was the longest murder trial in Jamaica’s history. Prosecutors say Williams was murdered after a failed business deal. Vybz Kartel, who was convicted of the murder last month won’t have a shot at having parole for 35 years. Vybz is 38 years may only stand a chance at leaving prison at the age of 73..

Williams body was never found and the jury voted 10-1 .The one juror who voted against the decision has since been charged with attempting to bribe other jurors into changing their decisions. The sentence was handed down by Supreme Court Justice Lennox Campbell.