Police: Jamaican rapper charged with 2nd murder

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Posted: Oct 25, 2011 1:29 PM
Police: Jamaican rapper charged with 2nd murder

One of Jamaica's most popular deejays now has a second murder charge against him.

Police say 35-year-old dancehall star Vybz Kartel was charged late Monday in the August slaying of a Jamaican man nicknamed "Lizard."

Earlier this month, police accused the rapper of conspiring with others to kill a 27-year-old music promoter who was gunned down on a street corner.

Assistant Police Commissioner Ealan Powell tells the Jamaica Gleaner that Kartel is being investigated "in connection with a number of murders, shootings and gunrunning."

Kartel's defense attorney could not be reached about the latest allegations on Tuesday.

Kartel is known for sexually explicit and violent lyrics.