Reggae Singer Vybz Kartel Found GUILTY of MURDER! Cut Body Into "Minced" Pieces?? & Jury Member Was In On It?????
This is one of the most bazaar cases... a celebrity murderer, bleaching his skin white, escaping prison, cutting bodies into "minced" pieces and the juror was in on it??? Yikes...
Not only was Dancehall/ Reggae star Vybz Kartel making headlines back in 2011 for changing his skin color, but he was also arrested on not one but TWO murder charges!
Here's where it got even crazier... rumors flooded the internet back in 2011 of him escaping prison, killing guards and injuring over 10 people.. Twitter went in a FRENZY... then was later to be found a hoax.
But now it seems the official word has is out... Vybz Kartel, real nameAdidja Palmer,has been convicted of murder and no body was even found!!
According to new reports...
In a high-profile trial under heavy security, Kartel and three co-defendants were found guilty of killing an associate, Clive Lizard Williams, in a row over a missing gun. One defendant was cleared of wrongdoing.
On Thursday, Jamaican police in riot gear guarded streets outside, and parts of the capital Kingston were cordoned off in advance of the verdict to prevent any disruption by fans of the entertainer. However, shortly before the jury started to deliberate in the afternoon, about 200 people briefly broke through barricades at one intersection shouting “Free Kartel!”
Prosecutors alleged Williams was beaten to death at the reggae performer’s home in August 2011 after being lured there to answer for two missing illegal guns. His body has never been found. Police testified they retrieved a text message from Kartel’s phone saying Williams was chopped up in a “mincemeat” so fine that his remains would never be found. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, has been in jail for about three years since his arrest in connection with the case.
Defence lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson had told jurors that the prosecution’s case against Kartel was “dishonest” and “incompetent”, noting that witness statements and a compact disc with evidence saved on it somehow went missing. After the verdict, he said he was planning to appeal on behalf of the convicted men.
What about the other murder case Kartel was arrested for?
Last year, the other murder case against Kartel and two other co-defendants collapsed after prosecutors failed to produce evidence to support allegations that the trio killed businessman Barrington “Bossy” Burton in 2011.
In addition to all the madness featuring Kartel, a male juror was arrested last Thursday evening on charges of attempting to bribe the jury foreman in an attempt to influence the panel to free Vybz Kartel. Authorities confirmed the arrest but gave no further details.
According to local media, the 65-day trial was the longest running criminal hearing in the history of Jamaica’s circuit court system. Kartel will be sentenced in court on 27 March.
The police last night said sections of St Catherine, Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica will today remain under close observation for any possible developments after yesterday's guilty verdict. Police increased their presence in the area as the crowd threatened to grow unruly and on two occasions appeared ready to throw debris at the cops.