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VYBZ KARTEL gets 35 years

Adidja Palmer, better known as Jamaican dancehall artist VYBZ KARTEL, and three co-accused including SHAWN STORM, have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.

Palmer will serve 35 years in prison before he becomes eligible for parole. 

According to the Jamaica Observer, Justice Lennox Campbell handed down the sentences after listening to summations from each defence lawyer in the case.

On 13 March the jury returned a guilty verdict ending the 65-day trial - the longest court case in the history of Jamaica.

Williams was killed after being asked to Palmer's home to discuss two missing illegal hand guns. 

A key piece of evidence in the trial was a text message from Palmer's phone which claimed Williams had been chopped into pieces and that his body would never be found.

The defence has said it will be appealing the verdict and sentencing.