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Dancehall producer Patrick “Roach” Samuels was shot and killed last night.
Roach, who was a former road manager of ace dancehall star Vybz Kartel, was reportedly shot multiple times at approximately 4 a.m. this morning in the vicinity of a gas n Mary Brown’s Corner, St. Andrew.
Police sources say Patrick Samuels tried to escape the rain of bullets in hisChevrolet Avalanche but lost control and crashed on Mannings Hill Rd.
The motive for his murder is not yet known, but officers say they are conducting an investigation.
Patrick “Roach” Samuels is the mastermind behind the popular Overproof Riddim and Siren Riddim. He has worked with dancehall stars such as Sean Paul, Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer, Mavado, Lady Saw, and Beenie Man.
Vybz Kartel is in for a rough ride in the Jamaican justice system.
The former Portmore Empire boss returned to court this morning along with his co-accused in relation to the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.
He was expected to begin trial in the oft-delayed case, however, Supreme Court judge, Marjorie Cole-Smith, set a new trial date for November 18.
A small group of Vybz Kartel supporters, who gathered outside the court house, were visibly angry as news of the development in the case emerged.
“Them fi free Worl’Boss and stop plot to keep him lock up in them nasty jail,”one Kartel supporter told Urban Islandz reps.
Jointly charged with Vybz Kartel for Williams’ murder includes his protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Shane Williams, Kahira Jones, Stylist Calvin “Moonie” Haye, and Andre St John.
Shawn Storm was absent from court today and the judged ordered him to report to court on June 7.
Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, has been behind bars since September of 2011. He will be in jail for two years at his next trial date in November.
According to police report, Vybz Kartel and his co-accused beat CliveWilliams to death at a home in Havendale in August 2011 over a missing firearm.
Detectives say they have video evidence implicating the dancehall star in the murder.
Williams’ body has yet to be found.
Embattled dancehall star Vybz Kartel returns to court later this month when his murder trial is expected to get underway.
Urban Islandz reached out to a rep for the deejay to find out his state of mind igoing into the trial
According to the dancehall deejay’s rep, Kartel is very confident that he will walk free at the end of the trial
“Worl’Boss was in very good spirit on my last visit,” the rep said.
“We all know that the authorities know that Kartel was set up, so he is hoping good sense will prevail in the trial because an innocent man life is on the line,” the rep continues.
Despite all the talks of mounting evidence against Vybz Kartel, his rep says the “Dancehall Hero” will not go down without a fight.
“Kartel will not go down without a fight and his legal team is pulling all the stops to ensure he walks free because he is innocent of these charges,” the rep added.
Vybz Kartel, government name Adidja Palmer, returns to court on Wednesday, May 27.
However, fans are keeping their fingers cross given the numerous delays in the trial over the last year.
Kartel was arrested in September 2011 in Kingston and slapped with two murder charges related to the death of Clive “Lizard” Williams and Barrington “Bossie” Burton.
Detectives say they are in possession of video evidence linking Vybz Kartel and his co-accused to Williams’ murder.
Clive Williams, who detectives say was beaten to death at a home in Havendale by Vybz Kartel and his cronies, body was not found.
Vybz Kartel’s protege Shawn Storm and four other men are also charged with same murder.
Do you think there will be more delays in Vybz Kartel trial?
Tommy Lee says he is planning to give his youngest fans a treat on a regular basis.
The Flankers deejay says he is already working on Captain Sparta part two, which he will drop very soon along with an accompanying video.
Vybz Kartel still holds a grip on dancehall despite being behind bars for the last year and a half.
Last month the former Portmore Empire boss drop his new single “Mr. Bleach Chin” and now a video for the single has surfaced.
The Bakersteez-directed visuals features two loyal Vybz Kartel fans showing off stocks of cash with old clips of Vybz Kartel injected in the mix.
Vybz Kartel returns to court on May 27 where is expected to begin his oft-delayed murder trial.
Watch Vybz Kartel “Mr. Bleach Chin” video below.