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Second VYBZ KARTEL murder trial postponed

A new trial date has been set for dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL and his co-defendants in relation to the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

As reported in the Jamaica Gleaner the embattled singer, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, will return to court on 21 January to answer the charges alongside Calvin Hay, Shawn “SHAWN STORM” Campbell, Andre St John, Kahira Jones and Shane Williams..

The accused were expected to stand trial on 5 November, but the trial was postponed due to Palmer’s lawyer, Valerie Neita-Robertson, attending a separate murder case.

Williams was reportedly killed at KARTEL’s home in Havendale, St Andrew on 16 August 2011.

Later this month, Palmer, Vanessa “GAZA SLIM” Saddler and Andre “PIM-PIM” Henry also go before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in relation to Williams’ murder.

KARTEL’s other murder trial - that of Barrington “Bossie” Burton - was also previously put off until 3 December as the prosecution indicated they weren’t ready to proceed.

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