(JAMAICA OBSERVER) – Reggae star, Jah Cure was convicted of tried manslaughter and sentenced to 6 years in jail within the Netherlands on Tuesday.
The ‘Behind These Prison Walls’ singer was discovered not responsible of tried homicide by the court docket, which rejected his self-defence declare.
“The 43-year-old man was sentenced to 6 years in jail – with credit score for time served – for tried manslaughter. The court docket finds him not responsible of tried homicide.
“His claim of self-defence was rejected by the court,” Franklin Wattimena, press officer of the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service, advised OBSERVER ONLINE.
Jah Cure’s authorized workforce could select to attraction the ruling within the Netherlands Court of Appeal.
“Both the 43-year-old man and the prosecutor can appeal to the Court of Appeal within two weeks if they disagree with the court’s ruling,” Wattimena stated.
He was arraigned in a Netherlands court docket final yr, and spent his forty third birthday in addition to Christmas and New Year’s Day behind bars.
Jah Cure, whose given title is Siccaturie Alcock, is dealing with tried homicide, tried manslaughter, aggravated assault or tried aggravated assault in relation to an alleged stabbing incident involving occasion promoter Nicardo ‘Papa’ Blake on October 1 at Dam Square, within the metropolis centre of Amsterdam. Jah Cure was in Amsterdam for a efficiency.
The ‘True Reflections’ singer has had earlier run-ins with the regulation. He was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, rape and theft with aggravation and following his conviction, obtained a 15-year sentence in 1999, however was launched early in 2007 after serving eight years.
Four years later, he went on trial on drug possession costs after police discovered a small amount of marijuana within the artiste’s motorcar throughout a spot examine in St Andrew.
Jah Cure is thought for songs together with ‘Longing For’, ‘Call On Me’, and ‘Unconditional Love’.