Reports are in that the murder appeal transcripts for incarcerated superstar Vybz Kartel are now ready.
Tom Tavares-Finson, one of the Jamaican deejay’s attorneys, confirmed the news to the media.
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Once the transcripts are reviewed, the “Speedometer Bun Up” deejay may kickstart the appeal against his life-sentence conviction within two weeks.
“The transcripts have been reviewed, and we were told that they have been copying and numbering the pages over the last couple of months. As you can well imagine, it is a couple of boxes of transcripts, but we have been informed that within the next week, it will be finished and Vybz Kartel will receive it, and then he can instruct his legal team, whosoever he chooses, to act and start the appeal process,” Tavares-Finson told Loop Jamaica.
Legal experts have argued that Vybz Kartel may have a great chance to overturn his conviction in the Court of Appeal given several legal issues which came out during the much-publicised trial including issues of tampering of evidence and identification.
Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adijah Palmer; fellow entertainer Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell; Kahira Jones; and Andre St John were sentenced on April 3 to life imprisonment for the August 16, 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
Kartel and his three co-convicts have maintained their innocence.