Dancehall fans are pleading with Kim Kardashian to help get Vybz Kartel released from prison.
Last week it was reported that the American media personality and businesswoman has helped freed 17 inmates in 90 days as she continues to push for justice reform in the United States.
A few Dancehall fans saw the news and instantly called on her to get involved in Vybz Kartel’s murder trial to get him released immediately.
“@kimkardashian i see you doing your lawyer thing out here ma. You gotta free the world boss next @Vybzkartel,” one fan wrote. “Look like we need Kim K on Vybz Kartel case,” another added.
“@kimkardashian please work your magic in Jamaica, Vybz Kartel needs your help ASAP,” the Twitter continued.
The Dancehall superstar, whose given name is Adidja Palmer, along with fellow entertainer Shawn Storm, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones were found guilty in 2014 of the 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams after a trial lasted for 65 days.
They were all given mandatory life sentences with the self-proclaimed “Worl’Boss”, ordered to serve 35 years before he is eligible for parole. Campbell, Jones and St John were ordered to each serve 25 years before they become eligible for parole.
Last summer, they made an appeal against their murder convictions in the Supreme Court. In nearly five days of legal submissions, the attorneys for Kartel and his three co-convicts argued that their right to a fair trial was prejudiced by a number of factors.
Among them, the admission of ‘contaminated’ evidence during their 17-week murder trial. Chief among the ‘contaminated’ evidence was a BlackBerry message that was lifted from the deejay’s mobile phone. During the appeal, the Prosecution argued that the integrity of the evidence remains intact and asked the judges to treat the message as an admission to murder.
However seven months later, a blanket of uncertainty still hovers over their appeal case, as the date when the verdict will be announced remains unknown.