Blogs Where is Vybz Kartel right now? Latest on his legal fight for freedom

  • March 26, 2024


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A stunning decision came out of London last week: The murder conviction of Jamaican celebrity Vybz Kartel, and three other men, was thrown out.
Despite the big win, their fight for freedom continues.
Attorneys spoke with FOX 5 NY’s Lisa Evers about what could happen next for the Jamaican dance hall star.

There was so much interest in the UK Privy Council's decision, that the heavy volume of online viewers shut down the courtroom's live stream from London several times.

After getting the stream back up and running, the world witnessed the 2014 murder conviction get quashed.

"The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has unanimously concluded that the appeals should allowed and the appellants' convictions should be quashed on the ground of juror misconduct," the council announced.

But their legal troubles are not over. Palmer
International Dancehall music superstar Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, and his 3 co-defendants have been behind bars in Jamaican prisons since their arrests in 2011 for the murder of Clive "Lizard" Williams, whose body was never found.

They were later convicted in 2014 in what became the longest trial in Jamaican history.

"It really calls into question what the Jamaica courts, the lower courts did in these convictions of Vybz Kartel and his co-defendants."
In the trial's final days, one of the jurors was suspected of offering bribes to the other jurors, but instead of dismissing the case, the judge allowed it to continue.

The Privy Council took issue with clear, forceful language.

When is Vybz Kartel coming back?
For Kartel's attorney Isat Buchanan, it was a huge win after years of struggle. Speaking to us on judgment day, he told FOX 5 NY: "A huge statement was made by the quashing of the murder convictions and that is where we are at.

On Wednesday, Palmer was a convicted felon, today he is an innocent man."

The eyes of the world were on the Privy Council, the UK's version of the US Supreme Court.



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