Mavado’s 16-year-old son could be tried as an adult for the alleged murder of Lorenzo Thomas in Cassava Piece, St Andrew.
The child of the Dancehall superstar has recently been charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.
Meanwhile, questions have surfaced about whether he should be tried as an adult.
In Jamaica, persons under the age of 18 can face procedures in court which are usually reserved for adults, depending on the circumstances. This means, he could be tried as an adult and can face the same penalties as adults, including life without parole.
“We have a very specific regime in Jamaica that allows the Children’s Court to have jurisdiction in matters where children are in conflict with the law,” Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison told reporters.
Lorenzo, popularly known as ‘Chulups’ and ‘Israel’, was reportedly shot and killed and his body set on fire by a group of armed men who forced their way into his home on June 6.
Media reports stated that the killing occurred days after Mavado, whose real name is David Brooks, was reportedly shot at by a man.
Over the past few days, the police had been urging Movado to report to them saying that they believe he can assist with an ongoing investigation.
However, Mavado’s lawyers say the singer is overseas fulfilling prior contractual obligations and is prepared to meet with investigators at a mutually convenient time.