The nation will know the fate of convicted entertainer Vybz Kartel as Justice Lennox Campbell will sentence him and his three co-accused next Thursday.
After being found guilty of murder on Thursday (March 13), the glamourous side of the life of this controversial but phenomenal dancehall practitioner could be effectively over.
Depending on whether or not Justice Campbell takes into consideration his attorney’s expected plea for leniency, Vybz Kartel faces the possibility of spending up to 50 years in prison.
At the very least, he will have to spend about two years in prison until his appeal is heard.
If that appeal is unsuccessful, then in the best -case scenario, he will have to spend at least 15 years before being eligible for parole.
All that depends on the ruling of the judge.
Under Jamaican law, murder is punishable by death but that sentence has not been carried out since Stanford Dinnal and Nathan Foster were hanged on February 18, 1988 at the St Catherine District Prison.