Kartel, co-accused get life sentence for murder

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer and his three co-accused were today slapped with life sentences for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.

Kartel is to serve 35 years in prison before he becomes eligible for parole. His co-accused, Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell is to serve 25 years before he is eligible for parole, Kahira Jones- 25 years and Andre St John, 30 years.

Justice Lennox Campbell handed down the sentences after listening to summations from each defence lawyer in the case.

A guilty verdict was returned for all four on March 13, ending 65 days of trial for the beating death of Williams, which police say occurred on August 16, 2011 at a house owned by Palmer in Havendale, St Andrew.

Shane Williams, the fourth co-accused was found not guilty by the 11 member jury.

Williams was killed, police say, over the disappearance of two missing firearms.

His body is yet to be found.

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