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Judge considers whether Kartel should pay restitution to Clive ' Lizard' Williams' family

Published:Thursday | March 27, 2014 | 5:55 PM

The judge in the Vybz Kartel trial is considering having the entertainer pay restitution to the estate of the man he is convicted of murdering.

Justice Lennox Campbell has sought information on whether someone with  Kartel's talent can be allowed to continue producing music while in prison.

Justice Campbell said if this is possible then he would make an order that proceeds from Kartel’s music should be paid over to the estate of Clive 'Lizard' Williams.

The judge put off sentencing to next Thursday, April 3, when he expects to receive the information.

Justice Campbell is also to hear submissions from the prosecution and defence on how long Kartel should serve before parole.

Legal experts have said that Kartel and the three other men convicted for murdering Williams could face 25 years before being eligible for parole.

Non-capital murder convictions carry a mandatory life sentence.

Kartel and fellow entertainer Shawn Campbell otherwise called 'Shawn Storm', Kahira Jones and Andre St John were convicted by the 11-member jury on March 13.

The Crown represented by senior deputy director of public prosecution Jeremy Taylor and crown counsel Leighton Morris, led evidence that Williams was murdered on August 16, 2011 at Kartel's house in Havendale, St Andrew.


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