DPP gives reason for discontinuing 'Kartel', 'Gaza Slim' conspiracy case
Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator
The Director of Public prosecutions has explained her reasons for discontinuing the conspiracy case against convicted entertainer Vybz Kartel and Gaza Slim at this time.
Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn this morning entered what is called a nolle prosequi, officially informing the Corporate Area Criminal Court that the Crown was no longer pursuing the case.
Kartel otherwise called Adidja Palmer and Gaza Slim, whose given name is Vanessa Saddler, were charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
The police claim she made a false report aimed at influencing the case against Kartel and his co-accused in relation to the murder of Clive ‘Lizard Williams.
Kartel was convicted for Williams’ death in April.
Andre Henry, alias 'Pim Pim’ was also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
However, DPP, Paula Llewellyn, says she agrees with the defence that the interest of justice would be better served if she waited until his appeal of his murder conviction is heard before she decides whether to continue with this case.
She says after the appeal she will revisit the matter and determine, in the interest of justice, the best course to be adopted at that stage in relation to the status of this case.
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