2nd murder charge ‘shocks’ Kartel

POLICE last night slapped a second murder charge on controversial deejay Vybz Kartel, a development that his lawyer said has shocked the artiste.

A news release from the constabulary said that detectives from the Constant Spring Criminal Investigation Branch have charged Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, and Kiro Jones, also called ‘Ray Jones’, with murder in relation to the death of Clive Williams, also known as ‘Lizard’.

Williams, the police said, was murdered on August 16, 2011 in Havendale, St Andrew.

“Arrangements are being made to have Palmer and Jones brought before the Courts shortly,” the police news release said.

Last night, Kartel’s lawyer, Michael Deans, said the deejay “is shocked at these baseless allegations, but has the greatest confidence in the judiciary and the legal system”.

Kartel has been in jail since October 3 when he was arrested and charged in connection with the July 12 murder of Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton, a 27-year-old businessman/promoter of a Gregory Park address in St Catherine. Burton was reportedly killed while standing with friends along Walker’s Avenue in Gregory Park.

Nigel Thomas and Lainberg McDonald are jointly charged with the entertainer in relation to Burton’s murder.

The three were remanded in custody when they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on October 14.

Kartel, who has made two appearances in the Gun Court Division of the court, is also charged with conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm.

The deejay is scheduled to return to court on October 26.


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