Kartel pens letter from behind bars

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Prominent Deejay Adidjah "Vybz Kartel" has written a letter from behind bars. The prominent deejay, who faces murder, drug and obstruction of justice charges stemming from three separate cases, issued a letter from the Horizon Remand Centre in Spanish Town, where he currently resides while awaiting trial. A part of his letter was published in the Sunday Gleaner by University of the West Indies Literary and Cultural professor, Carolyn Cooper who wrote an editorial piece on Kartel's current situation behind bars.

In the letter, Kartel accuses law enforcement officials and the media of labeling him guilty before getting the chance to prove his innocence before the courts.

"As you know I am in jail on numerous charges and I'd like to tell you that I am an innocent man who needs your help because I'm being painted as this evil 'D.J. by day, don by night' murderer who is society's number one cause of crime and violence. The police is using the media to slaughter me and as such I don't think I will get a fair trial. They are using the media to form public opinion of me that is so contradictory to the person that I really am. They (police) have tried my case in the public & found me guilty," the letter reads.

"Every single piece of alleged evidence, every new development in the case is thrown on TV. As if this is a soap opera, but I can assure you that this is no movie to me. This is about my life and my freedom and I take them very seriously."

"My charges are merely allegations, but they are giving the public the impression that I am guilty and that is not fair to me or my family," he said.

"I have been to court on numerous occasions and saw hundreds of accused men who are charged with heinous crimes like murdering children, killing police officers, burning & shooting whole families and I have never once saw police on TV; discussing the development of those cases, much less every week, as in my case."

Vybz Kartel remains in jail despite having copped bail on a marijuana possession charge. He still remains in police custody regarding murder and obstruction of justice related charges in relation to the murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams.