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Kartel slapped with murder charge

Marc Parc Writer

vybzkartel_lucia_trinidad.jpgControversial Dancehall superstar, Adidja "Vybz Kartel" Palmer has formally been slapped with a murder charge following a meeting between law enforcement officials and Kartel's lawyers .

Investigators from the Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT) charged the self-professed "Worl' Boss" on Monday evening on three different offences. The offences include murder, illegal possession of a firearm and conspiracy to murder.

According to reports, the charges stem from an alleged incident on July 11, 2011 when Palmer, along with a group of men, plotted to murder a St. Catherine based businessman/promoter. 27 year old, Barrington Burton aka "Bossie" was shot and killed while standing with friends alongside Walkers Avenue in Gregory Park.

Kartel, along with a woman and two other men, was initially arrested and charged with ganja possession at a New Kingston hotel on Thursday night. On Friday, he was taken by police across several residences and premises allegedly owned by "Di Teacha." Reportedly, a badly burnt body was found in one of the premises in Havendale, St. Andrew weeks previously. Kartel was then held in a Kingston jail over the weekend and set to undergo a series of interrogations this week.

A preliminary hearing for Kartel's case will be held at tomorrow at the Half Way Tree Resident Magistrate's Court.


Comments (19)


Posted by jam | October 4, 2011 3:02 AM

i hope they release kartel soon coz if they dont popcaan will become broke again and so will outaroad, no mo stories to report n no mo advert money. some1 never warn dem fi just mind one jamaican artis alone n forget di rest

prince muta:
Posted by prince muta | October 4, 2011 6:23 AM


Posted by Niecie | October 4, 2011 8:01 AM

sigh!!! yuh time run out daudie.... Dancehall will surely miss

Posted by ladyniper | October 4, 2011 10:13 AM

worl boss indeed. now we can enjoy real music wid the duppy loc wey in him jail cell. thats for all the artist dem him beat an set up. the worl is a circle, everything u do to ppl will come rite bak aroun at u. gud fi fagtel. me want him get 25 yr afta all ah gud decent respectable rasta man like buju get 10 so y di fag not gud fi 25? hennessy time

Posted by juniorbah | October 4, 2011 12:09 PM

the bleacher.

Posted by garviyn g fly | October 4, 2011 12:51 PM

free th teacher.......vybz we luv ya all.

Posted by Fluggo | October 4, 2011 3:08 PM

well it said alleged,but knowing how backward and dunce the Ja police force is I'm asking this question,do they have the evidence that he did this,otherwise he'll 'buss di case"an walk free and the world will laugh at them,like with the South African coach who died of an heart attack,yet they came out an announced that he was murdered.So it's one thing been guilty,and he could very well be,but they have to be able to prove it in the courts,as Addi isn't some deprived youth in the ghetto,who doesn't have any money or anyone to defend himself,he's called the wol boss.He alleged to have instigated the death of NUNU PUSS, AND alleged threats were made and he was locked up and questioned and nothing came of it, he was exonerated.
And not only that addi could slap a big law suit on them for deformation of character, unlawful arrest and loss of millions worth of revenue.His present reality show is on the verge of collapse,been canceled,as already Lime are on the verge of pulling their sponsorship.

Posted by raggy | October 4, 2011 3:17 PM

JCF or whoever they are,are at it again.They have announced that Addi is just one of the persons they are after.They are after at least 10 other artists or Entertainment figures,who have been linked to shootings,murderers and gun running,haha,what a set of dunces.
So now, not only will these individuals lay low,they'll stop what they are doing and be more careful,and cover their tracks,so unless they already have overwhelming evidence they won't catch anyone .Haven't these idiots learnt anything from the Us,they only move when they have concrete evidence to put you away,which includes the big fish,they don't jump the gun and catch the small fish ,while the big fish gets away,or worst they catches no one, because they scared them away with there stupidity.No wonder they can't solve the murders and other crimes that are been committed here.

Posted by Jolz | October 4, 2011 4:31 PM

Evn if dem lock him up fi life mi nuh guh worry bout dat man...di yutes dem need a positive tunes always n nt him bad mind lyrics

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 1:44 AM

Bwoy addi it sticky pon ur side mi bredda.hope u can buss da 1 ya.

Posted by jonny | October 5, 2011 8:25 AM

kartel bring down distruction pon himself no deeds go unpunish and if kartel is really smart as him claim to be him should know that what goes around comes back around the world is round now you a go sit in a you jail cell and rotten having nightmere of all the evil you did, all the people life lost in result of you people you rob estort man and woman that got beaten because of you where are your GAZA thugs now fe help you now, you taught that you were untouchable now you a go get a lot of touching in prison, you diss the people that help you rise to the top with no remorse and now who have the last laught now, mr world boss ask yourself was it worth it to gain the world and loose your soul mr devil worshiper i hope you rot in prison

5 star G:
Posted by 5 star G | October 5, 2011 9:50 AM

Some of you badmind people who are tearing down Vybz Kartel have absolutely no brains at all. Dont you all realize that what the Jcan govt is doing goes way beyond Vybz Kartel.

What they are doing trying to stop dancehall culture and stop the profitability that these young yute from the ghetto are enjoying for once in their lives. They try to stop them by claiming that they owe for taxes, they claim they owe JPS, they take away their visa's and when nothing else works they are using more serious tactics to take away their fame, income and freedom. Jcans, wake up!

Posted by jonny | October 5, 2011 1:54 PM

5 star g a f*kery you a talk kartel is evil n wicked its a lots of wrong doing the bleacher did he got what he deserve stop blame the gov. kartel do it to himself kartel violate a lot of people, me no sorry fe him me na take away him talent he is a great Dj and thats it but 75% of the people listen reggae music especially dancehall hate kartel and why? him heart no clean

Posted by longjon | October 5, 2011 7:57 PM

AAYY!! Mista 5 star, dem find a dead man in his house

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2011 10:00 PM

ya adamz over jamaica are di evilest devilz ever seen in a this world kartel him d don nuh fusswhole gwan break him

Posted by kenbwoy | October 6, 2011 5:40 AM

hey polic fri up di teacha,u wnt fi kill di controversial dancehall huh! mi wnt him bak

Posted by pela | October 6, 2011 11:06 AM

Everybody knw sey a nuff man teacha mek get snap wey,a mi artist but still if u take a man life u fi get locked up. It gud even be obama. Mi rate teacha but if him fi kill somebody in a my family,mi no give a f**k who he is but him a get snap weh too.

5 star G:
Posted by 5 star G | October 6, 2011 11:47 AM

hey jonny: do you think that an idiot much less kartel would leave a dead, decomposed and burnt body in in his house? are you so ignorant as to believe everything that jamaican police says? if so i'm sorry for you because your not very bright. everyone reading this blog knows that the police jcan police have killed, framed and assualt thousands of innocent people.

longjon: what survey did you do to come up with your "75%"? or are you just another kartel hater? im not saying kartel is a good person because i dont know him personally and i assume you dont either. but your going to sit there and say "you dont feel sorry for him" while he's facing life in prison for a crime he hasnt been convicted of yet? seems like your the one with the dutty heart. do your self a favor and wash it out wid some cake soap!

Posted by Muniru Jallow | October 8, 2011 7:51 AM

Mi don tink kartel a hav dhat badmind to kill someone ka him a hav him own money so him cyan kill someone.

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