BUJU BANTON REQUESTS NEW TRIAL DATE
Buju may spend Easter behind bars.
According to court documents filed on Wednesday, Buju Banton and his lawyer David Markus are requesting a delay in the trail.
Buju’s trial is expected to begin on March 1 but the deejay and his lawyer are requesting an April 12 trial date.
Prominent attorney at law, David Rowe explains the motion filed. (CLIP)
Professor Rowe adds that according to the motion, there are witnesses coming from Jamaica. But this he says has some negative implications for the reggae entertainer. (CLIP)
So, though both the prosecutor and the defense are requesting an April trial date for the Gargamel, the decision lies with the Federal Judge who has the final say.
Buju Banton has been in federal custody since December last year where he is awaiting trial on drug charges.
Buju has pleaded not guilty to the drug charges.