Monday, 12 April 2010

NEWS: Buju Banton Cocaine Trial Pushed Back

The trial for international reggae artist, Buju Banton, continues or not in this case as the date for his court case has been postponed, following his arrest four months ago with conspiracy to posses and the intent to distribute.

As previously reported on Social Writers, Banton was arrested back in December after police accused him of trying to buy more than five kilograms of cocaine from an undercover police officer. Banton, real name Mark Anthony Myrie, adamantly denies the charge and has since refused to accept any plea deals, strong in his belief that he was set up.

Banton was due to go to trial on April 25th but U.S. District Judge, James Moody has pushed the date back to June 21st, for reasons unknown.

There have been recent rumors that the shamed reggae artist has gone on hunger strike after his plea to be moved from his current prison to a different one that caters to his vegetarian needs, was denied.

I hope for his sake that the charges made against him are false and that he returns to his home land, Jamaica, an innocent man, other wise the worst of Banton's future is yet to come.


Source: Hip Hop Wired

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