Artist News Legal

Vybz Kartel sentenced to life in prison over murder conviction

By | Published on Friday 4 April 2014

Vybz Kartel

Vybz Kartel is facing decades in jail after being handed down a life sentence over his previously reported murder conviction.

The often controversial dancehall star won’t be eligible for parole for 35 years after being sentenced in Jamaica’s Supreme Court yesterday.

Kartel and four other men were found guilty last month of murdering a man called Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams at his Jamaican home in August 2011. It was the second time Kartel had been accused of murder, though the earlier case against him in relation to the death of music promoter Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton collapsed last year.

The star’s legal reps maintain that their client is innocent of this murder charge too and have already initiated an appeals process that is likely to take up to a year.