Remain Behind Bars Despite Overturned Conviction


Vybz Kartel will reportedly stay behind bars regardless of his homicide conviction not too long ago being overturned.

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Here’s Why Vybz Kartel Will Reportedly Remain Behind Bars

According to Caribbean National Weekly, Judge Andrea Thomas made the ruling on Thursday, May 30. Judge Thomas’ choice is not going to solely apply to Kartel but in addition to his three co-defendants.

Judge Thomas reportedly believes that though Kartel’s homicide conviction has been overturned, “the issue of the retrial is pending.” Therefore, “the charge of murder still remains in effect.”

“I find that their present custodial status is not in breach of the constitution,” Judge Thomas reportedly said per the outlet.

According to DancehallMagazine, lawyer Lisa White defined the choice additional.

“It is lawful for them to remain detained until the Appeal Court decides the matter. Although the convictions have been quashed, the charges still stand. They are still charged with murder, and the prosecution remains active,” White defined. “The quashing of their convictions means that the existing charges could be presented at a new trial. The applicants will not be rearrested or recharged, as the Privy Council did not acquit them but indicated that the convictions were unsafe.”

Caribbean National Weekly provides that on June 10, the Court of Appeal will start figuring out whether or not Kartel will face a retrial within the homicide case. The outlet provides that it’s going to take the Court of Appeal 5 days to come back to a conclusion.

Social Media Reacts

Social media customers reacted to the current ruling on Kartel’s destiny in The Shade Room’s remark part.

Instagram consumer @sexyylilmf wrote,they just didn’t want us to have a lit summer hm?”

While Instagram consumer @jamaicavybz added, Free WORLD BOSS🇯🇲”

Instagram consumer @jackdennisproduction wrote, This has now become a personal matter between Vybz Kartel & the System🧏🏾‍♂️”

While Instagram consumer @britishhlondynn2 added, They definitely making an example out of him 🙆🏽‍♀️”

Instagram consumer @goodmusic_meek wrote,Where is the dislike button?!”

More Details On Vybz Kartel’s Incarceration

As The Shade Room beforehand reported, Kartel was sentenced to life in jail in 2014 after being convicted of the 2011 homicide of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

In March, a choose overturned Kartel’s homicide conviction after it was found that one of many jurors on the artist’s unique trial was bribed. At the time, Kartel’s case was redirected to the Court of Appeal.

According to Caribbean National Weekly, Kartel shared a press release after his conviction was overturned and expressed confidence that the Court of Appeal would launch him and his codefendants and not using a retrial.

“I am confident that the Court of Appeal in Jamaica will do the right thing in the name of equity, fairness, and justice and free us. Some people have expressed their concern to me that a retrial may be ordered, but to them, I say (albeit with my limited knowledge of the law), ‘What is there to retry?’” he reportedly defined.

DancehallMagazine provides that Kartel additionally reiterated his innocence and shared his want to go dwelling to his household, whom he hasn’t seen in over a decade. Furthermore, Kartel defined that he wasn’t “the least bit worried” as a result of he believed he could be acquitted.

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