The mother of Vybz Kartel, Teresa Wilson Palmer, is speaking out against the Dancehall deejay’s murder conviction.
In a recent interview with Jamaican personality LA Lewis, Mrs Palmer shared her thoughts on why she believes her son should be released from prison.
“My son innocent… and my son need to be freed!” she uttered.
“My son shouldn’t even get a day inna jail fi a man weh wanted by police,” she added.
Kartel’s mother also expressed that her son is a “good man” who was failed by his own associates along with the justice system.
“He [Kartel] is a good man.. he helped a lot of them, they wanted to frame him and blame him.” she said.
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Speaking on a recent BBC Documentary about Dancehall and its link to crime and violence in Jamaica, Mrs Palmer made it clear that she still loves her son despite what critics might say about him.
Outside of his music, the “Worl Boss” deejay, as well as other Dancehall entertainers, are blamed for crime and lewdness in Jamaica, an issue Kartel rebuffed in a speech at the University of the West Indies in 2011.
During his presentation, the he said that Dancehall music, just like it’s more laid back sibling Reggae, is a reflection of real life in Jamaica.
Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is currently serving a life sentence for the 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. He will have to serve 35 years before becoming eligible for parole.
His upcoming appeal to challenge his 2014 murder conviction finally begun to take shape over the past months after his legal team filed supplementary grounds and skeleton arguments in the Court of Appeal.
Kartel’s appeal hearing is scheduled for July 9 in Kingston.