Dancehall Artiste Vybz Kartel And His Co-Convicts File Appeal For New Trial

Dancehall Artiste Vybz Kartel Shawn Storm and there two co-convicts have
reportedly filed appeals against their convictions and life sentences.
The appeals were filed in the Court of Appeal in, Kingston on
Tuesday.

Thay are appealling on the ground that they got an unfair trial, miscarriage of justice, misidentification by witness, and lack of evidence.

Kartel whose real name is Adidja Palmer, Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’
Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre Saint John were slapped with life
sentences on April 3, for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams
reportedly over two missing guns.

Kartel is to serve 35 years in prison before he becomes eligible for
parole. His co-accused, ‘Shawn Storm’ is to serve 25 years before he is
eligible for parole, Kahira Jones- 25 years and Andre St John, 30 years.

Read Vybz Kartel full grounds of appeal below:
* Unfair trial: That the evidence and testimonies upon which the
learned trial judge relied to direct the jury and subsequently led to my
conviction lacked facts and credibility, thus rendering the verdict
unsafe in the circumstance.
* Lack of evidence: during the trial the prosecution failed to present the court any form of substantive material evidence, that is, scientific material, or DNA evidence to link me to the alleged crime.
* Misidentified by witness: That the main prosecution witness wrongfully identified me as person or among any persons who committed the alleged crime.
* Miscarriage of justice: That based on the evidence in respect of a time date, the court failed to recognise the fact that I could not have committed the alleged crime.

Vybz Kartel appeal docs

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