Vybz Kartel Appeal Dismissed
After great anticipation by Gaza fans that the World Boss, Vybz Kartel would be freed, a three member appellate court, with a 235 page opinion, upheld the 2014 murder conviction of Vybz Kartel and co accused.
Kartel (real name: Adidja Azim Palmer), Campbell (known as Shawn Storm), Jones and St. John (known as Mad Suss) were charged in 2011 with the murder in Jamaica of Clive “Lizard” Williams. Williams' body was never found.
Vybz Kartel was sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommendation that he serve 35 years before becoming eligible for parole. This has not stopped his career as he is still one of the most prolific recording artists despite being in prison. Gaza fans took to social media to express their disappointment while some on social media celebrated the decision.