Vybz Kartel’s appeal verdict is only days away and the Reggae Music and Dancehall community is in deep anxiety about which way it will go. The entertainer’s attorneys meanwhile are cautiously optimistic that the appeal judges will rule in their client’s favor.
The Appellate Court getting ready to deliver a judgement in the Vybz Kartel murder appeal any day now which means the entertainer could be free before Christmas.
The court has sent out a letter in response to an inquiry from Vybz Kartel’s lead attorney, Queen’s Counsel Tom Tavares-Finson, about the year-and-a-half delay in the appeal ruling being handed down.
The Appeal Court judges via the Court Registrar in a letter dated December 2, said the judgement is in an advance stage of preparation.
Attorneys representing the co-appellants were also copied on the letter.
“I am directed to advise that the judgement herein is at an advanced stage of preparation. As soon as it is ready and the court has set a delivery date, all the parties will be duly notified,” the letter stated.
Vybz Kartel is serving a life sentence for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams but will be eligible for parole after serving 35 years of the sentence.