Dancehall reggae artist Vybz Kartel was sentenced to life in prison today (April 3) in Jamaica. The skin bleached musician will be eligible for parole in 35 years.
The Jamaica Gleaner reports that Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, and three other men were given life sentences by Justice Lennox Campbell for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.
Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell and Kahira Jones were handed life sentences and both won’t be eligible for parole for 25 years. Andre St. John received the same sentence and won’t be eligible for parole for 30 years.
Williams was killed back in October 2011 after prosecutors allege that he was lured to Kartel’s home to be questioned about missing illegal guns. His body was never found. However, Blackberry text message describing the disposal of the body is what led Kartel and company’s convictions.
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