The earliest that Vybz Kartel will be free should he have a successful appeal is next year, 2018.
Although Vybz Kartel appeal has been filed the case will not be heard until February 19, 2018. This after a trial date was recently set in the Appeals Court at a case management hearing.
The defense has been ordered by the court to file its grounds of appeal by the end of October and the prosecution must file its case by November.
Kartel, real name is Adidja Palmer, fellow entertainer Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St John are all serving life sentences imposed in 2014 for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
His body has not been found but the prosecution relied on a common design, circumstantial evidence, voice notes and text messages to prove the case against the men.