03 NOV,2011

RESIDENT Magistrate Opal Smith, today rejected a bail application filed by attorneys representing caged deejay Vybz Kartel. The magistrate did not immediately give her reason for refusing bail but said she would do so in 24 hours.

Kartel was seeking bail relating to the murder of Barrington ‘Bossie’ Bryan for which he is charged.

He also faces charges of conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm in connection with Bryan’s killing. Bryan was shot as he stood among a group of persons in Gregory Park, St Catherine earlier this year.

Kartel and his fashion stylist Calvin Haye are also charged with the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, who police say was stabbed and shot to death over a missing illegal firearm. Williams’ body has not been found.

He will return to court to answer to that charge tomorrow.

The deejay is being represented by attorneys Tom Tavares-Finson, his son Christian and Michael Deans.