Jamaican music star Vybz Kartel faces second murder charge this month

Jamaican music star Vybz Kartel faces second murder charge this month
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(CBS/AP) KINGSTON, Jamaica - One of Jamaica's most popular deejays is facing a murder rap - again. On Monday, police charged 35-year-old dancehall star Vybz Kartel in the August slaying of a Jamaican man nicknamed "Lizard."

Earlier this month, police charged Kartel and several others with conspiring to kill a 27-year-old music promoter who was gunned down on a street corner.

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

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

Kartel is known for sexually explicit and violent lyrics.