Vybz Kartel's defense seeks his immediate release

Vybz Kartel

Lawyers representing popular Jamaican dancehall singer Vybz Kartel presented this week a judicial appeal before the Supreme Court requesting his immediate release, according to what was reported by the media in that country.

The motion of “habeas corpus” was presented this Monday 13 of May in favor of Adidja Palmer -Kartel's real name- and two other co-accused for the death of Clive “Lizard” Williams, Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell y Andre St. John.

While, the fourth involved in the case, Kahira Jones, was excluded because he has other pending legal matters, according to what was published by Dancehall Mag.

The “habeas corpus” In Jamaica, and in the world in general, It is a legal resource through which a person can report an illegal arrest or imprisonment before a court and then be brought to justice to determine whether the arrest was legal or not.

The Supreme Court adjourned this matter until 29 Y 30 of May for further deliberation.

Privy Council ruling

This legal appeal is presented after the Privy Council ruling last March that overturned the murder convictions of Kartel and the other three men in 2014 for the death of Clive Williams in 2011, in respect of which they have declared themselves innocent.

The Privy Council also referred the matter back to the Court of Appeal of Jamaica to decide whether a new trial is warranted or not., while the Prosecutor's Office is about to repeat the trial.

Following this, The Court scheduled a hearing 5 days from 10 of June where legal arguments will be presented before issuing a decision on this case.

The popular singer and the others 3 accused have spent more than 12 years in prison for this case that is approaching a decision on Kartel's release or a new trial.