by MUSIC NEWS
Vybz Kartel is thanking his lawyers, baby-mother Shortie, family and fans following his acquittal of the murder of St. Catherine businessman Barrington Bossy Burton.
Music News received a note handwritten by Kartel which reads in part “I had the utmost confidence from the outset as I knew I was being a scape as usual because of my image and content of some of my songs.”
This morning, a Home Circuit Court jury was directed to rule that Vybz Kartel is not guilty of the murder of St. Catherine businessman Barrington ‘Bossy’ Burton.
Kartel’s two co-accused were also freed.
Supreme Court judge Bryan Sykes instructed the 12-member jury to return the verdicts after the prosecution informed the court that it had no further evidence against the men.
Despite the progress, Christian Tavares Finson, one of Vybz Kartel’s lawyers is urging the director of public prosecution to access the files properly in a bid to save the courts money and time.
The stage for the collapse of the case was set yesterday after Justice Sykes turned down an application by the Crown to admit two witness statements in the trial.
Vybz Kartel is to return to the Home Circuit Court in November for trial in relation to the Murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.
But can the deejay make another application for bail in that matter? According to the deejay’s attorney Christian Tavares-Finson, a submission for bail is very probable.
Vybz Kartel has been in police lockup since October 2011. The deejay also face charges of perverting the course of justice and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Kartel’s cronies Gaza Slim and Pim-Pim are also jointly charged.