Final Kartel case management session on Thursday ahead of July 9 appeal

The final case management conference ahead of the July 9 appeal by international dancehall deejay, Adidja Palmer, popularly known as Vybz Kartel, and the three other men who were convicted of murder with him, is set for Thursday of this week.

The session is scheduled as the last exercise before Kartel, along with Shawn Campbell, another entertainer who goes by the stage name, Shawn Storm; and two other co-convicts, Kahira Jones and Andre St John, face the Appeal Court in relation to the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams in August 2011.

The appeal is expected to run for about three weeks.

Reports are that all is already in place for the big day in court on July 9, as the legal groundwork has been done and positioning on the matter between the prosecution and the defence has been established between the two sides.

The four men were convicted of Williams’ murder in March 2014, and were each given life sentences, with the recommended time-frames before eligibility for parole running up to 35 years in the case of Kartel.

BREAKING NEWS: Vybz Kartel Granted Appeal!

Vybz Kartel Granted Appeal!

Popular Jamaican Incarcerated Deejay Vybz Kartel was today granted his appeal by Judge Lennox Campbell

The entertainer and his co-accused had filed preliminary grounds for appeal when they filed their notice of appeal, shortly after their conviction and sentence.

Among the grounds are unfair trial, miscarriage of justice and lack of evidence.

Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Kahria Jones and Andre St John were sentenced to life imprisonment for the August 16, 2011 murder of friend Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.