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Wednesday, February 23

BUJU BANTON FOUND GUILTY - SENTENCING DATE TO BE DETERMINED

BBC Caribbean Supporters of Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton have greated his drug conspiracy conviction in a Florida court with disbelief.
On Tuesday, Banton was found guilty of conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute it, another drug trafficking offence and a gun charge. He was acquitted of a fourth charge for attempted cocaine possession.
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The Jamaica Gleaner ONE HUNDRED and forty-eight days after a panel of jurors failed to reach a verdict on whether Buju Banton was innocent or guilty of cocaine-related charges last September, a new panel that listened to the case against the reggae superstar has found him guilty.
The jury, which included three African-American women, yesterday returned a guilty verdict for three of the four charges brought against the Grammy-winning artiste, whose real name is Mark Myrie.
The iconic Jamaican artiste, whose sentencing hearing date has not yet been determined, will now face 15 years to life behind bars.

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