Home Circuit court judge Justice Lennox Campbell last week announced a postponement of Vybz Kartel’s highly anticipated sentencing. The judge set his new sentencing hearing for this Thursday, April 3, 2014.
The postponement came after the judge and lawyers representing the defence and the prosecution came to an agreement that several guidelines pertaining to the sentencing hearing were not met.
Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, André St John, and Kahira Jones were escorted back to jail by heavily armed police officers. A large crowd of Vybz Kartel fans is outside the police barricade shouting “Free Worl’Boss.”
The four accused men are facing a life sentence for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. A 10:1 jury convicted them in the Jamaican High Court on March 13, 2014.
Police are yet to find Williams’ body.
Meanwhile, the Obama White House just poured cold water on a petition launched by Vybz Kartel fans.
A day after the shocking guilty verdict in Vybz Kartel’s high-profile murder trial, fans of the DJ launched a petition on Whitehouse.org asking President Obama to intervene in what they called an unfair trial.
But the White House has since removed the petition, calling it a violation of their Terms of Participation. The petition launched by “We the People” called attention to aspects of trial they called unfair.
“Jamaican Dancehall Artiste Vybz Kartel did not get the fair trial he deserved. Evidence has been tampered with in his case by the law enforcement of Jamaica. He was found guilty before his trial started. Everyone deserves a fair trial whether they reside in the US or not.
United States needs to investigate the corruption in this case.”
The petition only received 480 of the 100 000 signatures needed for it to get the President’s attention.
The accused men are facing a life sentence for the murder. — Urbanislandz.com
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