Incarcerated Dancehall Artist Vybz Kartel’s St Andrew Home Demolished 

Residents of Swallowfield Avenue in Havendale, St Andrew say the demolition of incarcerated dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel’s house on Tuesday has allowed them to breathe easier.

According to Loop Jamaica– The house was demolished after an order by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) approved a request from prosecutors during the now infamous trial, conviction and 35 year-sentencing of the deejay whose real name is Adidjah Palmer.

“Vagrants had taken up occupancy in the building and they were living in filth. We are so pleased that the house is no more and the terrible blot on our community is gone forever,” one resident told Loop News.

Another resident said the vagrants would steal fruits and other items from their properties and made their lives a living hell.

“They would steal on a daily basis and it’s like they perfected their craft to a T. It was very hard to catch them in the act. The place was very nasty and garbage was strewn all over. Now we can finally live in peace,” the resident said.

The property was (allegedly) the scene of the brutal mauling death of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams who was killed because he lost an illegal firearm belonging to Palmer, the prosecution argued successfully.

Their case was bolstered by the testimony of chief witness Leonard Chow, who told the court that he managed to escape death by scaling a high gate and hightailing it out of the area.

Chow said he too was marked for death. He has been in protective custody for years.

After the incident, the house was mysteriously torched and prosecutors claimed this was an attempt by Kartel and his cronies to hide forensic evidence.

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