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Vybz Kartel Charged With Murder

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Jamaican dancehall star Vybz Kartel has been charged with murder,
conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm following a
lengthy interrogation by Jamaica's Major Investigation Taskforce.
According to police, Kartel and a group of other men conspired to kill
Barrington "Bossie" Burton, a 27-year-old music promoter. Burton was
murdered on July 11th while standing with friends in the Gregory Park
area of Portmore, Jamaica.

Kartel was arrested by the Jamaican
Constabulary Force on Friday and charged with possession of a small
amount of marijuana at a hotel room in Kingston, where he was staying
while filming his reality dating show, Teacha's Pet.

Photos: Random Notes

in custody, Kartel was brought to several of his regular haunts,
including a property in Kingston's Havendale district that was the scene
of a fire several weeks ago. The singer was detained through the
weekend in connection to an investigation of a partially burned,
decomposing body found in the Havendale home.

Controversial Jamaican Dancehall Star Vybz Kartel Takes On His Critics


Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images

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