Jamaica | Mar 3, 2023

Vybz Kartel juror hospitalised

Tamoy Ashman

Tamoy Ashman / Our Today

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Incarcerated dancehall artiste Adidja Palmer, professionally known as Vybz Kartel.

Livingston Caine, the juror who was accused of bribing a jury foreman $500,000 to ensure a not guilty verdict in the Vybz Kartel murder trial, has been admitted to a hospital, postponing his sentencing to March 6.

The accused was found guilty last December of perverting the course of justice in the 2014 case and was scheduled to appear in court yesterday (March 2) for sentencing. However, when the matter was called before the courts, it was disclosed that Caine was reportedly admitted to a hospital.

The nature of his illness was not disclosed. 

Incarcerated dancehall artiste Adidja Palmer, professionally known as Vybz Kartel, was found guilty of the murder of his associate Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. The ‘World Boss’ has been behind bars since his arrest in 2011, with fans both locally and internationally pleading for his release.

Vybz Kartel heading to court in August 2014. (Photo: dancehallmag)

Kartel and his legal team have been working extensively to have his sentence revoked. An appeal was made to the Privy Council, Jamaica’s final court of appeal, to have the case heard and the Romping Shop artiste released from prison.

However, there has been no date set for the matter on the Privy Council’s calendar as yet.

Our Today previously spoke to a lawyer who said that Caine’s guilty verdict for perverting the course of justice means that the dancehall artiste was not given a fair trial, because the jury was not impartial.

The attorney added that this means there is a 50 per cent chance that Kartel could be released.

READ: Could Vybz Kartel be freed? Effect of juror’s conviction on Privy Council appeal


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