You are currently viewing the printable version of this article, to return to the normal page, please click here.

Jury to begin deliberations in Buju Banton trial

- Associated Press - Friday, February 18, 2011

TAMPA, FLA. (AP) - A federal jury in Florida will begin deliberations in the drug trial of Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton.

The 37-year-old Banton, whose given name is Mark Myrie, is on trial for conspiring with two other men in setting up a drug deal in December of 2009. His album "Before the Dawn" won a Grammy on Sunday for best reggae album.

Federal Judge James Moody is scheduled to give the jury deliberation instructions Friday morning.

This is Banton's second trial; a jury deadlocked in his first trial last year. If convicted of all the charges, he faces up to life in prison.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.