Vybz Kartel’s appeal trial has been given a new date.
The incarcerated Dancehall superstar, who was convicted for the 2011 murder of former associate Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, will have to wait until July next year before the appeal against his life sentence is heard.
The trial which was previously scheduled for February 19, 2018, has been pushed back to July 9.
The three week trial was rescheduled on Tuesday for the self-proclaimed ‘Worl Boss,’ real name Adidja Palmer and his three co-accused Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St John in the Appeals Court at a case management hearing.
Vybz Kartel’s attorneys requested more time to prepare for the appeal.
The “Fever” deejay was convicted along with Shawn Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones in the Home Circuit Court in March 2014 after a 65-day trial, the longest in Jamaican history.
Kartel, real name Adidja Azim Palmer, must serve 35 years before becoming eligible for parole. Shawn Campbell and Kahira Jones, who were sentenced to serve a minimum of 25 years, and Andre St John, who can apply for parole after serving 15 years of a life sentence.
Despite being behind bars for nearly six years, his music still dominates the local and international airwaves.