Dance hall artist Vybz Kartel was sentenced to life in prison today by Justice Lennox Campbell in Jamaica’s Supreme Court.
Several roads in Jamaica were shut down within the vicinity of the downtown Kingston courthouse in anticipation of today’s sentencing. The trial lasted 65 days and Kartel and the four others accused received life in prison. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, has now been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams back in August 2011. He was recently found not guilty for the murder of another individual St. Catherine businessman Barrington ‘Bossy’ Burton, and will now have to serve 35 years before he becomes eligible for parole.