Vybz Kartel is breathing a sigh of relief today after the jury was instructed to return a verdict of not guilty.
The dancehall star started his high profile trial last week in the Home Circuit court.
After days of back and forth between the prosecution and defense over a statement by an alleged witness, Justice Bryan Sykes sided with Kartel’s lawyers and rejected the states’ motion.
Justice Sykes says he was not convinced prosecutors did all they could to locate the two witnesses, who are believed to be in hiding.
Vybz Kartel, whose government name is Adidja Palmer, was charged for the murder of St. Catherine promoter Barrington “Bossie” Burton.
Detectives say Burton was shot and killed while standing with a group of friends along Walkers Avenue in Gregory Park, St. Catherine.
Nigel Thompson and Lenburgh McDonald were also charged with Burton’s murder. Both men were also acquitted of the murder charge and was set free.
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