Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, was moments ago sentenced to 35 years in a Jamaican prison.
The “Dancehall Hero” deejay, affectionately called Worl’Boss by his fans, shed tears asHome Circuit court judge Justice Lennox Campbell handed down the hefty sentence.
Kartel’s protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, and his close friends André St John, and Kahira Jones were also handed the lengthy sentence.
The handcuffed men were escorted out of court by heavily armed police officers where they will head straight to a high security prison.
On March 13, 2014, a 10:1 jury convicted the four men in the Home Circuit court in Downtown Kingston for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.
The guilty verdict sent shock waves throughout the dancehall community worldwide with some fans bemoaned an unfair trial, marred by police corruption and evidence tampering.
Vybz Kartel attorneys has already begin to plot their road to appeal in the Jamaican high court.
But appeal in Jamaican court system could take up to five years given the massive backlog in cases, a police source told Urban Islandz.