Jamaica: Journalists Covering Vybz Kartel Trial Receive Death Threats

Dancehall and Reggae artist Vybz Kartel.  (Photo Credit: Google Images)

Dancehall and Reggae artist Vybz Kartel.
(Photo Credit: Google Images)

The Jamaica Observer newspaper is reporting that two journalists who covered the recent trial of Dancehall and Reggae artist Vybz Kartel have received death threats. The author of a post on Caribbean 360 writes:

“The Jamaica Observer newspaper said that its Crime/Court Desk Editor, Karyl Walker, had been receiving several threatening calls on his cellular phone after the paper published the latest article on the case on Sunday involving the entertainer, who was given a life sentence for murder.
Nationwide News Network said its reporter/producer Abka Fitz-Henley had also received death threats after the radio station aired the voice notes that were used by the prosecution in convicting the artist and three co-accused — Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St John — for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams.

Read more at Caribbean 360.

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