10 Oct, 2011
Cruel World : Vybz Kartel Faces Life Sentence For Murder.
Posted by: Cocoa Bella In: News
What a difference 2 weeks makes! Just the other day, I was blogging about Vybz Kartel’s new reality show where he is looking for love. Today, I have some sad news. According to the Jamaican Observer, famous reggae star Vybz Kartel has been charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, and weapons possession. When will this kind of violence end? I am so saddened by this news. Too many stars get caught up in their old “lifestyle” instead of letting it go, and focusing fulltime on their fame and their craft. How senseless. Check the details:
INVESTIGATORS from the Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) yesterday evening charged dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel with murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of firearm.
A news release from the police said that the charges against the deejay, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, were made following the conduct of an interview yesterday afternoon by detectives from the MIT in the presence of his attorneys.
“The allegation is that on Monday, July 11, 2011, Palmer, along with other men, conspired to murder Barrington Burton o/c ‘Bossie’, a 27-year-old businessman/promoter of a Gregory Park address in St Catherine. Burton was murdered while he was standing with friends along Walkers Avenue in Gregory Park,” the police release said.
A preliminary hearing will take place today at the Half-Way-Tree Resident Magistrate’s Court, the police said.