Buju Banton's Retrial Moved to February
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 11:16:21
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The Associated Press reports that the Florida retrial of Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton has been pushed back until February. The judge said Banton's new trial would be in December, but then postponed it to February. He did not assign a specific date for the trial during the second month of the year.
Banton, born Mark Myrie, is accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover officer in Sarasota. Drugs, man. They'll get you every time. Banton has been held without bail since his arrest in December. He is now trying to get released from jail pending the retrial, since his attorney says he wants to spend the holiday season with his family. That's certainly a reasonable request.
The judge in the case declared a mistrial last month when jurors could not reach a verdict.
What do you think of this whole Buju Banton mess?