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NINJA MAN murder case sent to Special Court

The murder case involving dancehall artist NINJA MAN, real name Desmond Ballentine, and two others has been transferred to Jamaica’s Special Court.

The court was recently set up to deal with matters on the court list for more than five years.

The case was set to start in the Home Circuit Court on Monday, but could not proceed because witnesses failed to turn up.


April 2015 date set for NINJA MAN trial

Jamaican dancehall artist NINJA MAN, real name Desmond Ballentyne, will have to wait until 13 April 2015 to be tried in Kingston's Home Circuit Court on a murder charge.

As reported in the Jamaica Observer, the artist and his son Janiel, are to be tried along with Seymour Samuels and Dennis Clayton.


New date set for NINJA MAN murder trial

Jamaican dancehall singer NINJA MAN, real name Desmond Ballentine, will return to court on 10 November to face murder charges.

The legendary artist was in Jamaica’s Home Circuit Court today just days after VYBZ KARTEL was handed a 35-year sentence for murder.

Ballentine, his son Janiel Ballentine, and Dennis Clayton, are all charged with the 2009 murder of Richard Johnson.


NINJA MAN curfew lifted; May 2013 trial revealed

Jamaican dancehall artist NINJA MAN will now be able to perform at shows over Christmas in the run-up to his trial which is set to take place on 13 May 2013.

The Home Circuit Court temporarily lifted the curfew order that had confined him to his home between 9pm and 6am.

The artist is expected to appear at the annual Boxing Day event Sting in Jamaica.


NINJA MAN teams up with KIPRICH: ‘Don Gorgon Is Back’

Jamaican artist NINJA MAN has teamed up with KIPRICH to record his first official single since being released from jail: “The Don Gorgon Is Back”. 

The new track was cut on the Gun Inna Baggy riddim, built by WARD 21 producer Suku, on KIPRICH’s Nuh Behavior label.

KIPRICH conceptualised and produced the song after contacting NINJA MAN’s team to mark his return to the dancehall scene.


NINJA MAN hits the studio just days out of jail

Jamaican dancehall artist NINJA MAN is back in the studio just days after being released on bail following a three-year spell behind bars on a murder charge.

According to Urban Islandz the singer said the following outside jail:


NINJA MAN trial put off until November

The murder case involving Desmond Ballentine, better known as dancehall deejay NINJA MAN, has been further delayed until 28 November.

Ballentine along with his son and two other men appeared in the Home Circuit Court yesterday when the case was delayed due the judge saying the matter should have been on the mention list, and not the trial list, according to Go- Jamaica.