Will Buju Banton Get A New Trial?
FOUR witnesses yesterday testified in the evidentiary hearing of imprisoned Grammy-winning reggae artiste Buju Banton in Florida.
The hearing is to determine whether a reported admission by a female juror to a Florida-based media house that she violated federal regulations was a breach of Banton’s rights.
The artiste is currently serving a 10-year sentence in a Florida prison following his drug and gun conviction early last year.
The woman reportedly said that during the trial she used the Internet to research aspects of the case, including a law used to prosecute Banton — whose real name is Mark Myrie — in relation to an illegal firearm.