Renowned reggae artist Buju Banton faces up to 15 years in prison for his conviction on two drug charges and one weapons charge in 2009.
After a hung jury deadlocked in his first trial, the second trial resulted in a guilty decision, and on June 16th, Banton will face sentencing.
Banton’s attorney, David Markus, has asked for his client to be released from custody pending his appeal and has filed a motion for acquittal or a new trial.
The singer, born Mark Myrie is in detention awaiting sentencing. He released this statement thanking his fans for their support:
“Our life and our destiny are sometimes pre-destined; and, no matter where this journey takes me, remember I fought the good fight. It was a great man that said my head is bloody but still unbowed I love you all thank you for your support.”