Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer, Thursday, April 3, was slapped with a life
sentence while his co-accused Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell received 25
years,Kahira Jones 25 years and Andre St John 30 years for the murder
of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
Mr. plamer is to serve 35 years before he becomes eligible for parole.
Pierre Rogers Lawyer for Kahira Jones, said that his client may have lacked proper parental guidance.
“He is a product of our society. He has emerged from the Jamaica that we
created,” Rogers said. “Mr Jones up until this point his record is
His client dropped out of high school because of a lack of parental guidance.
Kartel’s attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson says the defence has a fundamental
issue with the decision of the trial judge to permit certain phone
evidence, given the admission by the police that the instruments were
being used after they were taken into their custody.
Tavares-Finson said the Director of Public Prosecutions will launch an investigation into the conduct of the investigators in the case.
“I am of the opinion that the department cannot investigate itself and
any such investigation should be done by the Independent Commission of
Investigations,” Tavares-Finson said.
Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell – LIFE IN PRISON
Kahira Jones – LIFE IN PRISON
Andre St John – LIFE IN PRISON