Dancehall Star Vybz Kartel Sentenced To Life in Murder Case

Vybz Kartel, perhaps best known in the U.S. for his vocals on Major Lazer's "Pon De Floor," has been sentenced to life in jail, reports BBC Radio 1. Earlier this month, he and three associates were found guilty of murdering a man named Clive "Lizard" Williams, who was killed after a dispute with the men over illegal handguns.

The particulars are particularly grisly — a key piece of evidence was a text allegedly sent from Kartel's phone, which claimed Williams' body had been cut up in so many pieces it would never be found. The New York Times reported that the word "mincemeat" was used.

Vybz Kartel will be eligible for parole in 35 years.

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