Jamaican dancehall star Vybz Kartel was sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ William on Thursday in a 65-day trail that is said to be the longest in the history of Jamaica’s Circuit Court.
Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, was found guilty of murdering his former associate at his house in Havendale, St Andrew after a fight about missing guns. William’s body was never found but reports state that evidence of a confiscated text conversation from Kartel’s phone shows that the he claimed that the body was chopped up into “mincemeat”.
But that’s not all, Vybz has also been found guilty of “attempting to pervert the course of justice as related to the William’s murder case,” for advising conspirators make it seem like they thought William was still alive by filing robbery charges against him.
Kartel who will only be eligible for parole after he serves 35 years is not the only one going to jail. Dancehall artist Shawn Storm, Andre St. John and Kahira Jones also received life sentences in connection to the murder.