Incarcerated Jamaican dancehall Star Adidja Palmer commonly known as Vybz Kartel is a happy man after the Supreme Court gave orders for the re-examination of the artist’s cellphone in his bid to overturn his 2014 murder sentence.
According to sources, Kartel’s phone, a blackberry smartphone contained the irrefutable evidence in the form of text and voice messages which directly linked him to the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
The dancehall Star’s lawyers blame the police for changing the phone’s data and cooking the message that was sent from the phone which read “Between me and you a chop wi chop up di bwoy Lizard fine fine and dash him weh nuh. As long as we a live dem can never find him.”
The Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Orrett Brown admitted that he had no explanation for why three calls were made from the phone nine days after being confiscated by investigators.
He alleges the phone dialed itself. Other items in focus include a DVD which is said to contain a footage of the gruesome murder as well as another DVD with voice notes and a compact disc.
New conditions have been set when the items are to be re-examined such as the presence of a court officer and an expert from the crown, the items are also not authorized to leave the island.
Kartel who is also referred to as the ‘Worl Boss’ was convicted in 2014 alongside fellow entertainer Shawn ‘Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St. John.
The ‘Clarks’ Singer is eligible for parole after serving 35 years and St John 30 years.
Though behind bars, Kartel who enjoys a cult following has continued to rule the dancehall scene by releasing more hits.
Story By Steve Osaka