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Kartel, co-accused to be sentenced today

Published: Thursday March 27, 2014 | 9:16 am Comments 0
Vybz Kartel arriving for court today. - Photo by Jermaine Barnaby
Vybz Kartel arriving for court today. - Photo by Jermaine Barnaby
Vybz Kartel arriving for court today. - Photo by Jermaine Barnaby
Vybz Kartel arriving for court today. - Photo by Jermaine Barnaby

Tom Tavares Finson, the attorney for Vybz Kartel says a decision about whether to appeal the sentence expected to be imposed on the convicted entertainer will be made after today’s hearing.

Justice Lennox Campbell is expected to reveal his decision on the fate of Vybz Kartel and three others in the Home Circuit court this morning.

Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, Shawn Campbell otherwise called, Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones and Andre St John were found guilty of the August 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams almost two weeks ago.

They are facing life sentences.

Tavares Finson says hearing of the appeal against Kartel’s conviction is expected to begin early next year.

The police say there will be restricting access to the area surrounding the Supreme Court where sentencing will take place.

They say several roads in the vicinity will be closed between 9 o’clock in the morning and 5 o’clock in the afternoon.

King Street, on which the Supreme Court building is located, will be closed to vehicular traffic between Harbour Street and South Parade.

Merchants and business operators will be allowed limited access to this area.

Police personnel will man all points of closure, and members of the public are being asked to obey all instructions given by the police.

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