KINGSTON, Jamaica –Dancehall DJ ‘Vybz Kartel’ was freed of murder charges in the Home Circuit court a short while ago.
Vybz Kartel whose given name is Adidja Palmer along with his two co-accused Nigel Thompson, and Lenburt McDonald was freed of murder charges in connection with the July 2011 shooting death of Portmore businessman Barrington ‘Bossy’ Burton.
Justice Bryan Sykes ordered the jury in the case to return a not guilty verdict after the prosecution decided not to pursue the case. The move by the prosecution follows the refusal by Justice Sykes to admit two witness statements into evidence after they could not be located. Kartel entertainer remains behind bars after being charged with the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams