Born Adidja Palmer, the deejay shed tears as Home Circuit court.
Judge Justice Lennox Campbell handed down the life sentence.
Kartel’s protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, and his close friends André St John, and Kahira Jones were also handed lengthy sentences.
Andre St John receives 35 years while both Shawn Campell and Kahira Jones each received 25 years.
The handcuffed men were escorted out of court by heavily armed police officers before they headed straight to a high security prison.
On March 13, 2014, a jury convicted the four men in the Home Circuit court in Downtown Kingston for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.
The guilty verdict sent shock waves throughout the dancehall community worldwide.
Some fans lamented that he received an unfair trial, marred by police corruption and evidence tampering.