Kartel being probed over five other murders

(Jamaica Gleaner) Embattled dancehall entertainer, Vybz Kartel, is now being probed in relation to five other murder cases.

Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is now before the courts in relation to two murder cases.

However, the Head of the Criminal Investigation Branch, Assistant Commissioner Ealan Powell, said probes carried out by detectives have implicated Kartel in five additional murders that took place in the Corporate Area and St Catherine.

ACP Powell said charges are expected to be laid against the controversial DJ soon.

On October 3, Kartel was charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm in connection with the killing of businessman Barrington ‘Bossie’ Burton.

Weeks later, the artiste was slapped with the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.

Williams was beaten and stabbed on August 16 at a house in Havendale, St Andrew.

ACP Powell said his team of detectives is also pursuing other members of the entertainment industry.

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