Jamaican Star Vybz Kartel and co-accused denied bail

muloozi Daniel
muloozi Daniel
Jamaican dancehall star Vybz Kartel

Dancehall star Vybz Kartel and two of his three co-accused were denied bail on Thursday afternoon, May 30, 2024, when they appeared in the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Justice Andrea Thomas in denying bail to the applicants, said in the absence of a verdict or acquittal by the Privy Council, the charge of murder remains in effect.

“In view of the fact that their appeal is not yet determined they should remain in custody until their appeal is concluded… That is until a verdict of acquittal is entered or there is a decision for a retrial,” Thomas said.

On Wednesday members of the prosecution and the defence made arguments in Kartel’s habeas corpus case which would have determined whether the artiste would given bail.

Lawyers representing Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer and two of his three co-accused filed the habeas corpus application seeking their release on May 14 because of issues the defence did not wish to disclose.

The application follows the Privy Council’s March 14 ruling that Kartel and his co-accused have their convictions overturned for the 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.

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