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Kartel goes on trial for murder today

BY PAUL HENRY henryp@jamaicaobserver.com

Monday, October 29, 2012 | 8:32 AM    

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Kingston, Jamaica — Jailed dejay Vybz Kartel and two co-accused are scheduled to go on trial Monday in relation to the murder of a St Catherine man last year July.

Kartel, who has been in custody since last year September following his arrest in a Corporate Area hotel, is to be tried along with Nigel Thompson and Lenburgh McDonald for the shooting death of Barrington 'Bossie' Bryan.

Bryan was shot to death in his community of Gregory Park, St Catherine by men in a motor car.

Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is on $3 million bail in relation to that charge but he's been held in custody as he is facing another charge of murder for which he is to be tried in November.

Others to be tried with Kartel for the August 2011 beating death of Clive 'Lizard' Williams in Havendale, St Andrew are Calvin Hay, entertainer Shawn 'Shawn Storm' Campbell, Andre St John, Kahira Jones and Shane Williams.

Williams was reportedly killed over a missing gun.

Meanwhile, the controversial artiste, along with Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler and Andre ‘Pim-Pim’ Henry are to be tried in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on November 12 on a charge of perverting the course of justice in relation to the Williams murder.

Kartel is also facing a ganja possession charge.

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