Buju Banton Awaiting Ruling on Mistrial Request
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

A weekly newspaper in Florida reported that a juror did improper research during Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton’s drug charges trial last year, and now Banton’s lawyer is demanding a mistrial.

If granted, it would be the second mistrial for Banton, whose first trial in 2010 ended with jurors deadlocked. He was convicted in 2011 in his second trial, and is now serving a ten year sentence.

Defense lawyer Chokwe Lumumba said jurors were ready to acquit Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, before the juror in question shared her research.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.


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