Judge rejects Buju Banton plea for new US trial | African-American News and Black History

Buju Banton, Drugs, Entertainment, Music, Reggae -

Judge rejects Buju Banton plea for new US trial

Buju Banton, Drugs, Entertainment, Music, Reggae -

Judge rejects Buju Banton plea for new US trial

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — A federal judge has denied reggae singer Buju Banton’s request for a new trial, saying there’s no need because of a previous appeals court ruling.

In June, the federal appeals court upheld the Jamaican singer’s 2011 conviction on cocaine conspiracy and trafficking charges. The three-judge panel also sided with a jury’s conviction of Banton on a gun possession charge, which the trial judge tossed at his sentencing.

The appeals court rules that there was sufficient evidence to convict the singer, whose real name is Mark Myrie, on the gun charge.

Banton’s attorney filed a motion in July seeking a new trial. Judge James Moody in Tampa denied that request Tuesday.

Banton is serving a 10-year prison sentence. The gun charge carries an additional five-year sentence.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

The post Judge rejects Buju Banton plea for new US trial appeared first on theGrio.


Leave a comment

Related Posts

Things Fall Apart by Chinua...
Things Fall Apart by Chinua...
Go To Post     Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (E-Book) at UnitedBlackBooks.org THINGS FALL APART tells two overl...
Read More
Black Morocco: A History of...
Black Morocco: A History of...
Go To Post     Black Morocco: A History of Slavery, Race and Islam (Book link in Bio!) chronicles the experiences, id...
Read More
Medical Apartheid: The Dark History...
Medical Apartheid: The Dark History...
Go To Post     Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times ...
Read More
Justice for Africa ♥️...
Justice for Africa ♥️...
Go To Post     Justice for Africa ♥️
Read More

Tags