While much of the local entertainment fraternity has already signed off on the expectation of a victory for incarcerated dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel, in his pending appeal ruling by the courts, at least one colleague of his is taking a more measured approach to the ruling to come.
Kartel was convicted in 2014 for the murder of his associate, Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, and sentenced to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after 35 years behind bars, by Justice Lennox Campbell after an 11 member panel of jurors found the deejay fellow artiste Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St John, all guilty of the murder.
After years of waiting on the outcome of the appeal, fellow entertainer, Wayne Marshall, while expressing a clear desire for the artiste’s conviction to be overturned, has indicated that that outcome is far from a foreground conclusion.
Marshall says the case is actually a complicated one and he has adopted a wait-and-see approach to the outcome of the pending ruling from the Jamaican Court of Appeal.
“It’s very complicated. The evidence was tampered with, but you never know what or how the persons who are going to make the ruling think,” Marshall told Loop News after his performance at the Appleton Rum Fest in Kingston recently.
“We will just have to wait and see,” Marshall elaborated on the matter.