KINGSTON, Jamaica — Vybz Kartel isn’t the monster society is making him out to be, says a sister of the jailed entertainer.
“Kartel came from a good home,” his eldest sister Morine Nelson told OBSERVER ONLINE in an interview following the conviction in the Home Circuit Court on Thursday.
Nelson, a school teacher, said she and her two sisters and Vybz Kartel (real name Adidja Palmer) were raised properly by their parents.
“We are not violent people,” said Nelson who expressed surprise at the level of hatred directed at her brother.
She said she uses the public transportation and that it pains her how people talk about her brother is spoken of, as if he were cause of the ills of society.
Kartel’ mother Teresa Palmer expressed similar sentiment during an interview with OBSERVER ONLINE last week.
Vybz Kartel, Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Andre St John and Kahira Jones were convicted for the August 16, 2011 beating death of friend Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams over the disappearance of two illegal guns. Accused Shane Williams was acquitted at the end of the five-month long trial before Justice Lennox Campbell. The men are to be sentenced on March 27.