Is Vybz Kartel murder victim, Clive “Lizard” Williams, actually dead?
Earlier this month, a juror from Vybz Kartel’s 2014 murder trial opened up about the hardships she faces while living abroad under a witness protection program.
The revelation raises conspiracy among Dancehall fans, who speculate that Williams is perhaps not dead and may well be alive and residing in a foreign country under a witness protection program with a new identity like the juror.
Several music fans theorize that “Williams was sent away as part of a conspiracy by Jamaican authorities to set up Vybz Kartel and send him behind bars.”
According to police, Williams was killed after being accused of stealing two guns from Kartel and other members of his crew. Although the victim’s body was never found, Kartel was said to have described the corpse in text messages.
“Tween me an u a chop we chop up the bwoy Lizard fine fine,” Kartel allegedly wrote.
“Yeah man a mince meat dat … As long as u live dem can never find him.”
The sentencing of Kartel and three other co-accused follows a 65-day trial, the longest in Jamaican history.
Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, was found guilty of killing Williams at his house in Havendale. The “Worl Boss” deejay, along with his co-accused including Shawn Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St John, was convicted of murder.
During the appeal case last month, their defense team argued, in nearly five days of legal submissions, that their right to a fair trial was prejudiced by a number of factors, including the admission of “contaminated” evidence during the 17-week murder trial.
However, prosecutors insist that the integrity of the evidence remains intact and urged the judges to treat the message as an admission to murder.