Dancehall deejay Adijah Palmer, more popularly known as Vybz Kartel, and his five co-accused will spend the remainder of the year behind bars after they were all ordered remanded when they faced the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court and the Home Circuit Court, respectively, yesterday.
Palmer, Cairo Jones, Calvin ‘Moonie’ Haye, and Sean ‘Sean Storm’ Campbell were all remanded in the Home Circuit Court until January 13 in relation to the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams after the matter was transferred from the Corporate Area court to the High Court at the request of the director of public prosecutions.
On the other hand, the two other men charged with the killing, Shane Williams and André St John, were remanded until December 21 in the lower court.
Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey revealed that she was unable to transfer the matter concerning the two to the higher court as she had no jurisdiction to do so.
At the same time, Palmer is to face trial on February 13 at the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court in relation to the possession of a ganja charge brought against him.
Palmer and Vanessa ‘Gaza Slim’ Saddler were ordered to return to court on January 9 to answer to the charge of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
According to police reports, Saddler had reported that Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, the man Palmer is accused of killing on August 16, assaulted her during a robbery in Havendale, St Andrew.
Her report made to the St Andrew North police claimed that the incident occurred on October 29, five days after Kartel had been charged with Lizard’s murder.
According to police sources, they have evidence, including phone records, showing that Saddler and Palmer planned to “stage a robbery that did not occur”.