Reggae artist Vybez Kartel arrested, charged with murder

Adidja Palmer, better known as to fans of Dancehall Reggae as Vybez Kartel, has been hit with murder and several other charges in connection with the July killing of a 27-year-old Jamaican man. According to police, “The allegation is that on Monday, July 11, 2011, Palmer along with other men conspired to murder Barrington Burton, otherwise called ‘Bossie’, a 27-year-old businessman/promoter of a Gregory Park address in St Catherine. Burton was murdered while he was standing with friends along Walkers Avenue in Gregory Park.”

Palmer, had already been in police custody after being arrested for possession of marijuana last Friday (Sept. 30). His official arrest on murder charges came after questioning by detectives investigating the July killing.

Palmer’s attorney, Christian Tavares-Finson, who was present during the questioning that led to the murder charges, said he had not yet seen the case file and declined to comment further.

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