We may have heard the last of the legendary singer Vybz Kartel. Today (April 3rd), Kartel was sentence to life in prison for the murder of his former associate Clive “Lizard” Williams.
This was the longest murder trial in Jamaica’s history and prosecutors say Williams was murdered after a failed business deal. Vybz Kartel, who was convicted of the murder last month was also prevented from having parole for 35 years as apart of his life sentence handed down by Supreme Court Justice Lennox Campbell.
Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St John were also given life sentences in connection to Williams’ murder. Williams body was never found and the jury voted 10-1 to convict the four people. The one juror who voted against the decision has since been charged with attempting to bribe other jurors into changing their decisions.
Clive Williams was murdered in August of 2011, the same month Vybz Kartel released Kingston Story.