Vybz Kartel Offers Statement Following Murder Conviction Being Overturned

Vybz Kartel is overjoyed after a Jamaican appeals court decided that his life sentence — which he received in 2014 for the murder of an alleged former associate of his, Clive “Lizard” Williams, in 2011 — is getting overturned, which means he’ll be recieving retrial. 

In a statement obtained by Fox 5 New York, the Jamaican rapper says he feels “victorious at this moment” and that the Privy Council “understood the assignment and remedied the situation.” 

He continued: ” A grace injustice was done to me and my [co-defendant] accused in the original trial.” Vybz also said: “Some people have expressed their concern to me that a retrial may be ordered, but to them, I say (albeit with my limited knowledge of the law) what is there to retry?”