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Kartel, Gaza Slim and Pim Pim corruption trial to start today

Published:Thursday | August 14, 2014 | 9:03 AM

Another attempt is to be made today to start the conspiracy trial of popular entertainers Vybz Kartel and Gaza Slim.

Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer and Gaza Slim, whose given name is Vanessa Saddler, are charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

They are jointly charged with Andre Henry who also goes by the alias ‘Pim Pim’.

The trial could not proceed in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Monday because the court was told that certain documents were outstanding.

Henry and Saddler had their bails extended, while Kartel, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Clive 'Lizard' Williams, was further remanded.

It is alleged that Kartel and Gaza Slim were part of a plot to undermine the police’s investigation into Williams’ death.

Gaza Slim filed a report with the police claiming that Williams assaulted her during a robbery in Havendale, St Andrew.

She claimed that the incident occurred after Kartel had already been charged with William’s murder.

It's alleged that Saddler and others made up the story to help Kartel with his defence in the murder trial.

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