Clive “Lizard” Williams was a 27-year-old Jamaican music producer and associate of Dancehall singer, Vybz Kartel.
He was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1984.
Williams began his career in music as a producer, working with dancehall artists such as Kartel and Beenie Man.
He was also a member of Kartel’s Portmore Empire crew.
In 2014, Kartel and three of his associates were convicted of Williams’ murder.
They were sentenced to life in prison. Kartel has maintained his innocence and his lawyers have filed an appeal.
Williams’ death was a major scandal in Jamaica.
It highlighted the violence and gang culture that is prevalent in the country. It also led to a wave of protests against Kartel and his music.
Clive “Lizard” Williams cause of death
Williams was allegedly murdered by Vybz Kartel, in August 2011.
Prosecutors alleged that Williams was beaten to death at Kartel’s home in Kingston, Jamaica, after being lured there to answer for two missing illegal guns.
Kartel and three co-accused were found guilty of Williams’ murder in March 2014 and sentenced to life in prison.
The case was highly publicized in Jamaica and sparked a debate about violence in the country’s music industry.
Kartel’s fans have denied that he was involved in Williams’ murder.
However, the evidence against Kartel and his co-accused was overwhelming, and they were convicted by a jury of their peers.
Clive “Lizard” Williams death video
When Vybz was apprehended in 2011, the primary piece of evidence against him and his co-defendants in the murder case was a video captured at the scene of the crime.
The video that was posted online as a leak and became popular on Reddit is terrible.
The film, which was allegedly shot in Vybz’s home on the day of the murder, contains very little information.
A light flash is used to record the video in the dark. There are voices, tattoos, and a few fuzzy faces.
The axe, which was probably used that day as a murder weapon, is plainly visible in the video.
DISCLAIMER: We are not liable for verifying any claims made in this video that are used as evidence.
Others asserted that the man who violently cut the body into pieces in the well-known Tiktok video. The corpse of Williams has never been located.
Clive “Lizard” Williams text messages
Williams sent a series of text messages to his girlfriend, Onika Jackson, on August 16, 2011, the day he was killed.
In the messages, he expressed fear for his life and asked Jackson to call the police.
Here are some of the text messages;
- 6:53 PM: “Baby Teach send call.”
- 6:55 PM: “What r u going to do bbz?”
- 6:58 PM: “i am really scared baby please call police u have to save me please.”
- 7:02 PM: “Tell Nadine don’t stop please call every min.”
- 7:37 PM: “Baby im shaking so badly im nervous jeff jus catch mi on my phone but i don’t care he is going to pin me.”
The text messages were presented as evidence in the murder trial of Kartel and his co-accused, Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones, and Andre St. John.
Kartel and his co-accused were convicted of Williams’ murder and sentenced to life in prison.
The defense argued that the text messages were not admissible as evidence because they were hearsay.
Hearsay is a statement made out of court that is offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted.
The prosecution argued that the text messages were admissible because they were made by Williams and were relevant to his state of mind at the time of his death.
The judge ruled that the text messages were admissible as evidence.
The prosecution argued that the text messages showed that Williams was afraid of Kartel and his associates and that he believed that he was going to be killed.
The defense argued that the text messages were simply Williams’ way of getting out of a difficult situation.
The jury found Kartel and his co-accused guilty of murder.
The text messages were one of the pieces of evidence that the jury considered in reaching their verdict.