Vybz Kartel Charged With Murder

Dancehall star allegedly conspired to kill music promoter

October 4, 2011 2:05 PM ET
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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.

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While 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.

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