A possible life sentence would make anyone lose weight, and that’s just what happened to Vybz Kartel since his guilty verdict for ‘Lizard’ murder.
During the high-profile murder trial, the Jamaican artist looked like someone who was eating well behind bars, as he packed on a lot of pounds.
Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer, and the other three men convicted along with him, appeared shocked and frightened when they heard the verdict.
They stood in the dock and stared in disbelief as the verdicts were handed down after seeming optimistic throughout the trial.
Kartel had previously indicated that if he was freed, he would “make Sumfest 2014 the biggest ever”.
Having been in custody since September 2011, the dancehall star had indicated his conviction that he would be freed and noted that he was looking forward to getting back his career on track.
The photo below shows the deejay and his co-accused Kahira Jones heading into the Supreme Court building for sentencing (which was postponed until April 3rd) in Downtown Kingston today.
The deejay was seen unusually skinny, sporting a black t-shirt, blue straight jeans pants and a pair of black desert boot Clarks.