Just weeks after being sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams, reports have surfaced that dancehall artist Adidja “Vybz Kartel” Palmer provided information to police in hopes of reducing his sentence.
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According to the Jamaica Observer, police sources confirm Kartel helped authorities capture several wanted individuals and recover 17 illegal firearms.
Kartel supposedly approached the police about cooperating when the investigation into the death of Williams was coming to a close and it appeared he was going to be tied to the murder.
“He wanted to meet with the commissioner who assigned a member of the high command to meet him. During the meeting he offered information on wanted men in Portmore and also coughed up a number of illegal firearms,” said the JO source. “He was trying to broker a deal to get the charges dropped.”
Police are also looking into the disappearance of funeral director Jennifer Edwards. Edwards went missing in January and officers claim to have evidence that she was killed to cover-up what happened to Williams’ body.
“We believe she was killed because she was the weak link and she knew too much, but we are still investigating,” added the police source.
Kartel and a funeral director also allegedly met with a police officer to discuss whether Williams was cremated.
Kartel was convicted of Williams’ murder in March and sentenced to 35 years in prison. André St John, “Shawn Storm” Campbell, and Kahira Jones were all convicted as well. All four have appealed their convictions.