After 6 Years Wait, Ninja Man Still Has To Wait Another 9 Months To Know His Fate
The murder trial of entertainer Desmond ‘Ninja Man’ Ballentyne and his son Janiel was scheduled to be heard in the Home Circuit court yesterday, Monday, April 13th, 2015.The case however, was postponed until January 11th, 2016.
The judge granted the entertainer the opportunity to travel overseas if another country will accept him.
Ninja Man and his son are to be tried along with Seymour Samuels and Dennis Clayton.
The four are facing the court for the March 16, 2009 gun murder of Richard Johnson in the Mall Road area of Kingston.
Queen’s Counsel KD Knight applied to have the matter adjourned sine die or stayed on the grounds that the entertainer’s constitutional rights have been breached because of the length of time it has taken to have the case tried.
The matter has been before the court since 2009. In most civilized nations defendants are entitled to a speedy trial. Do you believe that in any instance a trial should take this long