Buju Banton Returns To Court - Third Trial ?
Incarcerated Buju Banton is back at court today for a hearing about the request of a new trial.
International reggae icon Buju Banton (aka Mark Myrie), is scheduled to appear at a hearing in Tampa federal court this Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The GRAMMY-winning artist, who was convicted on trumped up drug and gun charges two years ago, could find out once and for all if Judge James S. Moody, Jr. will grant his request for a new trial based on juror misconduct. Judge Moody called the hearing to address the issue of seemingly rogue juror Terri Wright, whose ensuing antics have caused multiple delays in this curiously enduring case.
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Buju's Gun Charge Dropped
Buju’s lawyer now considering appeal against drug conviction...read it @ JamaicaObserver.com
Buju Banton Weighs His Options
Reggae superstar Buju Banton is now weighing his options after a Florida federal judge, yesterday, threw out the gun possession charge arising from his drug conviction two years ago. read it @ JamaicaGleaner.com
Buju Banton Gun Conviction Set Aside, Juror May Face Contempt Charge
Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, attended the hearing, cigar-thick dreadlocks pulled back into a loose braid. Asked how he is doing, Lumumba said this: "Creative minds suffer when locked up." read it @ TambaBay.com