Positive twist in the mistrial case for embattled reggae star Buju Banton

by DRW
(Jamaica)

Buju Banton

Buju Banton

Embattled Reggae megastar, Buju Banton may be gaining steam in his ongoing fight to overturn a ten year sentence on drug charges as his case for a mistrial took a positive twist on Friday.


U.S. District Judge, James Moody ordered marshals to seize computers belonging to Terri Wright, a juror in Buju’s February 2011 drug trial who’s accused of misconduct in the matter. Buju’s legal team successfully filed a motion requesting this seizure take place in order to prove that Wright violated federal court laws by researching aspects of the Reggae artiste’s court case.

If evidence is found to back up this claim by Grammy winning entertainer’s legal team, it could trigger a mistrial in the matter.

Additionally, Judge Moody told lawyers during a conference call on Wednesday that he plans to subpoena more jurors and conduct another hearing to explore whether or not Wright violated court orders.

Wright admitted to the New Times Broward during an interview in the fall that she looked up aspects of Buju’s case. However, she maintains that research had no bearing on her decision when the verdict was eventually read on February 22, 2011.

Nevertheless, Buju’s lawyer, Chokwe Lumumba insists his team has a tape proving Wright violated court protocol while claiming another juror recalled to him that fellow jurors discussed the alleged misconduct that took place.

Buju Banton is not only serving his ten year conviction on drug charges, he awaits a ruling regarding a gun charge which was reinstated following a failed appeal in July. He faces a five year maximum sentence on the drug charge. However, the re-sentencing hearing originally sentenced for October 30 of last year was postponed due to the ongoing investigations of possible juror misconduct.

source:examiner.com
Read more about Buju Banton here

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Artiste comments.

Are you working on a small budget?. Would like to get your music out to the world?,Why not let us do your write-up, press releases and Reviews at a small cost. 

For a small cost we will do that for you and post them to our site. Why not contact us now? link us at info@dancehallreggaeworld.com with all your questions.

Here Here to see proof of a review that we have done.

Subscribe to our Eblast and get the latest Dancehall, Reggae News and Releases sent directly to you.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner


Subscribe to My Dancehall and Reggae Blog (no e-mail necessary), right-click on the orange RSS button (see bottom buttons to the left) and then paste the URL into your RSS reader. Or click on the Google, My Yahoo! My MSN button or Bloglnes button.

To have your projects featured on dancehallreggaeworld.com, Please email us at [info@dancehallreggaeworld.com]

Get your music sent to over 20,000 Subscribers now!!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Articles You Might Have Missed ......

Custom Search
Custom Search

Promotions

Skieze - Uber X

Skieze Brand New Single 'Uber X'

Did You Miss These?

Recent Articles

  1. Luciano Never Give Up My Pride Lyrics

    Apr 28, 17 11:41 PM

    Trade winds keep on blowing My life keeps on going Jah love keeps on flowing Just yesterday I was hoping for tomorrow And I trust and pray it would bring

    Read More

  2. Macini Getting Heavy Rotation In Jamaica

    Apr 28, 17 11:20 PM

    Macini, UK’s Dancehall General, now getting heavy rotation in Jamaica

    Read More

  3. “Slimflex” Drops “Whine For Me” Music Video

    Apr 28, 17 11:06 PM

    Canada’s Afrobeat Singjay “Slimflex” Drops “Whine For Me” Music Video

    Read More

  4. Shenseea "Topic Of Discussion" aka "Anonymous"

    Apr 28, 17 10:45 PM

    Dancehall's newest sensation Shenseea fires back at her critics with Topic Of Discussion aka Anonymous. Shenseea Topic Of Discussion MP3 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

    Read More

  5. Ishawna Equal Rights Lyrics & Audio

    Apr 28, 17 05:32 PM

    Ishawna Equal Rights Lyrics & Audio - Female dancehall artiste Ishawna is now the hottest top in dancehall since the released of her latest single 'Equal Rights'.

    Read More

  6. 6th Annual Island Reggae Festival Returns to San Jose July 8 - UB40

    Apr 28, 17 04:32 PM

    Rudebwoy Entertainment presents the 6th annual Island Reggae Festival held at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road in San Jose, California.

    Read More