Adidja Palmer, more popularly known as Vybz Kartel returned to the Supreme Court in Downtown Kingston today where he was sentenced to 35 years in prison at hard labour.
Justice Lennox Campbell handed down the sentences after listening to summations from each defence lawyer in the case.
Vybz Kartel, protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, and close friends Andre St John, and Kahira Jones were convicted by a 10:1 jury on March 13, 2014.
Justice Lennox Campbell postponed the sentencing last week following complaints by the defense that they did not get a letter sent out by the Supreme Court.
Kartel’s protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, and his close friends André St John, and Kahira Jones were also handed lengthy sentences.
The handcuffed men were escorted out of court by heavily armed police officers where they will head straight to a high security prison.
Vybz Kartel will be eligible for parole in 35 years.
Details of Sentencing:
Adidja Palmer aka Vybz Kartel – 35 years in Prison (Life sentence).
Shawn Campbell aka Shawn Storm – 25 years in prison
Andre St John – 30 years in prison
Kahira Jones – 25 years in prison