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Vybz Kartel for court today

Jamaica Observer

Wednesday, October 05, 2011 | 7:15 AM    

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EMBATTLED dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel, is scheduled to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court this morning for a preliminary hearing.

Vybz Kartel has is facing criminal charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm. He was arrested at a hotel in New Kingston on Friday when officers swooped down on a room he occupied and found a small quantity of marijuana.

Police say in early July Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adijah Palmer, along with other men, conspired to murder Barrington Burton o/c 'Bossie', a 27-year-old businessman/promoter of a Gregory Park address in St Catherine. Burton was murdered while he was standing with friends along Walkers Avenue in Gregory Park.

Kartel was supposed to appear in court yesterday but was not brought after police failed to complete the necessary paper work.

Three persons who were in his company at the time of the raid, Andre St John and Shane Williams and Alicia Jackson are also scheduled to appear in court to answer to charges of possession of ganja.

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