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Kartel in court today

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Vybz Kartel, will return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court today, in relation to the murder of Clive "Lizard" Williams. Williams was reportedly beaten and stabbed in Havendale, St Andrew, on August 16, but the police have not located his body. Our news centre understands that a bail application could be made today in the case. Kartel was offered $3 million bail in relation to another murder case against him but he cannot make use of it because he has not been granted bail in the Williams case. Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, and five other men are charged jointly for Williams' killing. They are fellow deejay Shawn Campbell more popularly known as Shawn Storm, fashion designer Calvin 'Moonie' Haye, Kiro Jones, Shane Williams and Andre St. John, otherwise called Mad Suss. The police have told the court that they have video and audio recordings linking Vybz Kartel, and the other men to the killing. The investigating officer said the police also have eye witness statements connecting the men to the murder. In the meantime, Kartel is also to appear in court today in relation to an alleged plot to undermine the Police's investigation into Clive Williams' murder case. Kartel and fellow Portmore-empire artiste Vanessa Saddler alias Gaza Slim are charged jointly with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
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Gaza Slim in court

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Dancehall entertainer, Gaza Slim, was due in the Corporate Area Criminal Court on Monday. Gaza Slim, whose real name is Vanessa Sadler, was charged on Thursday with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Gaza Slim, a member of Vybz Kartel's Portmore Empire, is accused of making a false report to the police. She surrendered to the police a week ago after being named a person of interest. The artiste found herself in trouble with the law when she went to the Constant Spring Police on October 29 and reported that she had just been robbed by Clive Williams, the man Vybz Kartel is accused of killing. The cops say they seized a cell phone containing a message instructing Gaza Slim to make the false report.
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Another man charged for Lizard's murder

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The police have charged a fifth man in connection with the murder of Clive Williams otherwise called "Lizard". The accused Shane Williams was charged on Wednesday night. He is now charged along with dancehall entertainers, Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm, fashion designer Calvin Haye, also known as Moonie, and Cayro Jones.
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Gaza Slim still not yet questioned

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The police have not yet questioned Portmore Empire artiste, Gaza Slim, who is spending her third day in custody. The police had sent out a call last week for the entertainer, who is a protege of incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel, to report to them by Sunday. Reports are that Gaza Slim, was scheduled to face a question-and-answer session on Tuesday however her attorney said it has been rescheduled to Wednesday. The entertainer turned herself in to the Constant Spring Police on Monday, four days after she was named as a person of interest. Gaza Slim, whose real name is Vanessa Sadler, accused of making a false report to the police. It is alleged that she went to the police on October 29, to report that she had been robbed by Clive Williams, one of the men whose murder fellow entertainer Vybz Kartel has been charged with. The police believe this was in an attempt to prove that Williams, more popularly known as Lizard, was not dead. Investigators claim they have a cellular phone with a text message proving she made up the story.
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No bail for Vybz Kartel

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Despite being offered bail in relation to one murder case on Thursday, dancehall entertainer Vbyz Kartel was remanded on Friday morning when he returned to the Corporate Area Criminal Court. Kartel, whose given name is Adidjah Palmer, and three members of his Empire Music network are charged for the murder of Clive Williams otherwise called Lizard. In court on Friday morning, government prosecutors declared that they are now in possession of video material of the alleged incident. The material is to be submitted to the defence team before December 16. The case is to be mentioned on December 19. Kartel and the other accused were charged more than a month ago following investigations into Mr. Williams' murder. It is alleged that in August, he was taken to a house in Havendale where he was beaten and stabbed to death. The cops say they seized a cellular telephone which was used to record the killing. Kartel is charged along with deejay Shawn Campbell, also known as Shawn Storm, fashion designer Calvin Haye, also known as Moonie, and Cayro Jones. Vybz Kartel was offered bail on Thursday, in relation to the murder charge for St. Catherine businessman, Barrington 'Bossy' Burton. In the meantime, there are more problems facing the controversial artiste. Investigators are reportedly contemplating other charges to be placed against Kartel following allegations that he attempted to pervert the course of justice. He is expected to be charged with dancehall artiste Gaza Slim. On Thursday night the police named Gaza Slim, whose given name is Vanessa Sadler, as a person of interest. She reportedly went to the police on October 29 to report that she had been robbed by Clive Williams, the man whose murder Kartel have been charged with. The police say this was an attempt to prove that Mr. Williams was not dead. It is understood that the police seized a cellular phone with a text message to her to fabricate the story. Meanwhile entertainer Vanessa Saddler more popularly known as "Vanessa Bling" and "Gaza Slim" has been asked to report to the Constant Spring Station by noon Friday. She was named as a person of interest Thursday. Detectives say they have made several unsuccessful attempts to contact her.
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Kartel says his legal team remains the same

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Kartel says his legal team remains the same One of the attorneys for popular Jamaican artiste Vybz Kartel, yesterday released a letter over the entertainer's signature dismissing media reports that they have been sacked. "I have not authorised any change in my legal team in whom I have the fullest confidence," read a section of the three-paragraph letter signed by the artiste, whose given name is Adidja Palmer. The letter blindsided attorney-at-law Hannah Harris-Barrington, who yesterday repeated claims she made in a radio interview on Monday that she has been retained to represent the entertainer. Harris-Barrington, who is also the attorney for another jailed dancehall star Ninja Man - given name Desmond Ballentyne - told The Gleaner she has two letters, given to her by Palmer during separate jailhouse visits last week, to support her claim. "I really don't know what is happening," she said. Despite this, Harris-Barrington said she was willing to step away from the case. "If that (Palmer's letter) has today's (yesterday's) date then that must mean he has given them back the case and that's fine," she said. Palmer, in the letter released through his attorney Christian Tavares-Finson, said: "I have not retained or engaged the services of Hannah Harris-Barrington to represent me in any matter and she is not authorised to speak on my behalf or to discuss my case." His letter added "This serves to confirm that I have retained the services of attorneys-at-law Tom Tavares-Finson, Michael Deans and Chris Tavares-Finson to represent me in all the matters for which I am currently before the court." Palmer is facing two murder charges arising from the deaths of businessman/promoter Barrington Burton and Clive Williams in separate incidents in July and August this year. Burton was shot dead while standing with friends in Gregory Park, St Catherine, while Williams was beaten and stabbed to death in Havendale, St Andrew. He has been in custody since October 1 when he and three other persons were arrested at a New Kingston hotel for possession of ganja.
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Investigators probing popular dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel and members of his empire for a string of alleged murders say they have video evidence of the artiste and other men killing a man at a house in Havendale, St. Andrew. The disclosure was made on Thursday morning when Vybz Kartel and three members of his empire network appeared before the Corporate Area Criminal Court. The other accused are dancehall artiste Shawn Campbell otherwise called Shawn Storm; fashion designer Calvin Haye otherwise called Moonie and Kiera Jones. The men are charged for the August 16 murder of Clive Williams otherwise called 'Lizard'. Government prosecutors reported that Mr. Williams was taken to a house in Havendale on August 16 where he was beaten and stabbed to death over a missing gun. Mr. Haye's attorney complained that he has not seen any statement linking his client to the case. However, this was dismissed by the investigator who disclosed that they are putting together telephone evidence linking him to the crime. In a surprise disclosure, the investigator told senior magistrate Judith Pusey that the police have video evidence and witness statements connecting the men to the murder. It was alleged that the killing of the young man was captured on a phone which was later seized by the police.
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Kartel to hear if he will be released on bail

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Dancehall artiste, Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adidjah Palmer, is to hear today if he will be released on bail. A bail application was made last week by Kartel's lawyers in relation to the case involving the shooting death of St. Catherine businessman and promoter, Barrington Burton. Burton was killed while standing with friends in Gregory Park in Portmore, St. Catherine. Two other men are also charged with the murder of the businessman. In the meantime, Kartel is to return to court tomorrow to answer to the murder of a man in Havendale, St. Andrew. The controversial DJ is charged jointly with Kiro Jones, alias 'Ray Jones', and Calvin Haye with the August 16 murder of Clive Williams. The attack reportedly stemmed from the loss of an illegal gun. Kartel, has been in custody for just over a month.
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Shawn Storm charged with murder

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The police have charged dancehall artiste, Shawn Storm with murder. He was charged on Tuesday evening by detectives from the Constant Spring Police Station with one count of murder. The entertainer, whose given name is Shawn Campbell, was pointed out in an identification parade on Monday a week after being named as a person of interest. Shawn Storm, who is a member of Vybz Kartel's empire, had surrendered to investigators probing the murder of Clive Williams, otherwise called 'Lizard'. Vybz Kartel, who was charged a week ago with Mr. Williams' murder is to hear today if he will be granted bail. It is alleged that in August, Mr. Williams was taken to a house in Havendale, where he was beaten and stabbed to death over the loss of an illegal gun.
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Shawn Storm could be charged today

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Dancehall artiste, Shawn Storm, who surrendered to the police a week ago after being named as a person of interest is facing more trouble today. Shawn Storm was pointed out during an identification parade held on Monday evening. It is likely that the police will lay charges against him on Tuesday. Shawn Storm, a member of Vybz Kartel's empire, surrendered to the police last week Monday, after he was named as a person of interest by investigators probing the murder of Clive Williams, otherwise called 'Lizard'. A week ago Vybz Kartel, was charged with Mr. Williams' murder. It is alleged that in August, Mr. Williams was taken to a house in Havendale, where he was beaten and stabbed to death over the loss of an illegal gun.
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Kartel remanded until November 3

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Deejay Vybz Kartel, has been remanded until November 3. Kartel, whose real name is Adidjah Palmer appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court this morning to answer to the murder of a man in Havendale, St. Andrew. The DJ is charged jointly with Kiro Jones, alias 'Ray Jones', and Calvin Haye with the August 16 murder of Clive Williams. Haye was also remanded and has been ordered to give his fingerprints to the police. It is alleged that on that on August 16, Williams was led to a house where he was beaten and stabbed to death. Investigators are yet to find his body. The attack reportedly stemmed from the loss of an illegal gun. Meanwhile, the drug case against Kartel was also set to be called up in court today. Kartel is charged with illegal possession of ganja. A magistrate is to rule Wednesday on a bail application made by Kartel's lawyers in relation to another murder case against the controversial DJ. Kartel is accused of the shooting death of St. Catherine businessman and promoter, Barrington Burton. Burton was murdered while standing with friends in Gregory Park, St. Catherine, in July. Two other men are also charged with the murder of the businessman.
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Magistrate to rule on Kartel's bail application Nov 2

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A St. Andrew magistrate is to rule on November 2 whether she will offer bail to dancehall entertainer Vybz Kartel in one of the two cases of murder filed against him.
The artiste, whose given name is Adidjah Palmer, appeared in separate courts on Wednesday [October 26] on different counts of murder.
Attorneys for the entertainer applied for bail when he appeared before the Gun Court section of the Corporate Area Criminal Court for the murder of Barrington Burton.
During the bail hearing, held in chambers, the attorneys pointed to a statement given by one of the witnesses in which he recanted.
The witness recanted when he met with the public defender.
After hearing the submissions the presiding magistrate reserved her decision until November 2.
Two other men, Nigel Thompson and Lenburgh McDonald, who are charged jointly with Vybz Kartel, were also remanded.   
Earlier Wednesday morning, Vybz Kartel appeared before Senior Magistrate Judith Pusey for the murder of Clive Williams, otherwise call 'Lizard'.
Kartel has been charged with murder and conspiracy to murder in connection with that incident, which allegedly took place on August 16, at a house in Havendale, St Andrew.
In addressing the court, defence attorney Tom Tavares Finson accused the police of laying the new charge in order to keep the artiste in custody.
 
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Shawn Storm back in police custody

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Two days after embattled dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel was slapped with a second murder charge, one of his proteges, Shawn Storm, was taken back into custody by the cops.
The Portmore Empire artiste, reportedly surrendered to the Constant Spring Police Wednesday, after being wanted for questioning in connection, with the murder of Clive Williams, aka Lizard.
Lizard was killed on August 16 in Havendale, St. Andrew. Kartel and another man have been jointly charged with the murder.
This is the second time in two weeks that Shawn Storm has been taken into custody for questioning. On October 10 he surrendered to the police after being named a person of interest. He was questioned and subsequently released.
Meanwhile, his mentor, Vybz Kartel, remains behind bars charged with two counts of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm.
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Vybz Kartel: the real truth?

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The present charge against Vybez Kartel that stemmed from the murder in Havendale only added to the  previous investigation, and charges the police had as they had other evidence of crimes committed allegedly by Kartel.
The young men working for Kartel were part of a street gang that allegedly worked in his operations that facilitated the movement of drugs allegedly from Jamaica to Haiti. These young men were "street boys", somewhat detached from family members or were desperate for money.
If  not privileged with travel documents before , they allegedly got them through the connections Kartel had. After obtaining the documents, their passports had 
to be turned over and kept by him.
Kartel is a known manipulator and was said to have kept abreast of his manipulation by reading books about those who seemed to have mastered the art. This became an obsession and  people who were drawn to him , did so, but subconsciously not knowing how or why.
One of his chief manipulative practices was blackmail, through recording. Young men and women with whom he thought there was too much to lose, were recorded secretly and then allegedly shown these recordings at a later time.
On the afternoon of the Havendale killing, it was said that Kartel had allegedly given instructions to two young men on a hit that they had to carry out on one of the men who had worked for him. It is alleged that Kartel got nervous because the police had picked up this young man and had questioned him. The young man was aid to have been of no help to the police as he did not supply them with the information they needed about Kartel. He was released.
Upon his release he reported back to Kartel that the police had brought him in for questioning but reassured him that he did not say anything .  Unknown to the young man, this did little to reassure him and it is alleged that Kartel thought it better to have him out of the way and allegedly a price was put on him.
The young men that were ordered to do this did not carry out his orders and were convinced to return to Havendale. (As previously reported by me, Kartel had missing guns, this is a correction as this was not the case).  Both young men were placed in separate rooms and Clive Williams aka Lizard was killed. It is said that the young man who got away is known as "-". -- got away by jumping over the fence surrounding the compound with Kartel and another young man in pursuit, to no avail. Kartel was subsequently bitten by his pitbull, which was later stabbed  to death by him. As reported, he went to St. Andrew's hospital where he sought medical attention.
During the production of Kartel's reality series it is alleged that he spoke about being bitten by his dog. The police was also said to have taken this information in as evidence.
As reported by a leading Jamaican media source, Kartel seemed surprised about the latest charge as the police are said to not be in possession of  a body, but he is said to have been charged on other evidence and testimony.
Kartel is reported to have teamed up with  well known funeral parlor owner , on Maxfield Ave.,. This gentleman can be seen in a few pictures with him (Details will be released at a later date). The funeral parlor  owner  is said to have allegedly to have been paid to cremate the bodies of the victims whenever there was one. Blood and brain matter were what were found on the property in Havendale which have been used in this latest charge.
This post is based on an email that was sent and in no way reflects the views and opinions of ''Met'' or Jamaicangroupiemet.com.) 
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Kartel lawyers to apply for bail despite more charges

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The legal team for Vybz Kartel is still planning to apply for bail for the jailed entertainer despite him being charged with a second case of murder.
An application will be made Wednesday when Kartel returns to court.
Detectives from the Constant Spring Criminal Investigation Branch on Monday evening charged the entertainer and another man identified as Kiro Jones otherwise called 'Ray Jones' with the murder of Clive Williams alias 'Lizard'.
Mr. Williams was killed on August 16 in Havendale, St. Andrew. 
A statement on Monday night from the police said arrangements are being made to have Kartel and Mr. Jones appear in court shortly.     
One of the artiste's lawyers, Christian Tavares-Finson, reportedly  told RJR News the additional charge will not affect Wednesday's plan to seek bail on his behalf.
 "As far as the extent of any sort of involvement from Mr. Palmer, I can't say yet because we haven't been served with any documentation whatsoever to indicate if he even has any involvement in this matter. However, we will be going to court on Wednesday with a view to securing bail for him in this other matter so we are proceeding as planned at this stage," Mr. Tavares-Finson said.
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Another murder charge against Kartel

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Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel has been slapped with another murder charge.
Detectives from the Constant Spring Criminal Investigation Branch have charged Kartel, whose given name is Adidjah Palmer, and Kiro Jones otherwise called 'Ray Jones' for the murder of Clive Williams otherwise called 'Lizard'.
Mr. Williams was murdered in Havendale, St. Andrew on August 16.
Vybz Kartel and Mr. Jones were charged Monday evening, October 24.
Arrangements are being made to have them brought before the courts.
Kartel is already facing murder charges.
He and Nigel Thompson and Linberg McDonald are charged with the July murder of Barrington Burton in Gregory Park, St Catherine.
Kartel is scheduled to return to the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, October 26 to answer to those murder charges.
The deejay was remanded at his previous court hearing after his lawyers deferred his bail application due to the absence of a witness statement.
Kartel was arrested on September 30 in New Kingston and charged with the possession of 4.3 ounces of marijuana.
He along with three other persons were taken into custody.
The deejay was slapped with more serious charges of murder, conspiracy to murder, and illegal possession of a firearm just days later.
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