Ninja Man has been slapped with a guilty verdict for murder on Monday (Nov 20).
The Dancehall veteran has also been convicted of shooting with intent.
Hype Life Magazine understands that a seven-member jury comprising four men and three women handed down the verdict in Home Circuit Court in Kingston after three hours and 11 minutes of deliberation.
The Jamaican entertainer’s son, Janeil, and another man, Dennis Clayton, have also been found guilty.
Ninja Man, whose real name is Desmond Ballentyne, along with Janeil and Clayton, was on trial the March 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson, also known as Trooper, on Marl Road in Kingston.
The 51-year-old deejay, who was granted bail in 2012, was taken into custody on Tuesday (Oct 17) after his bail was revoked by High Court judge Justice Martin Gayle, who ordered that the murder trial should begin immediately.
The “Murda Dem” deejay and his co-accused had been on trial for the five weeks in a hearing that was closed to the public because it is a gun matter.
Ninja Man left the courtroom smiling after the verdict, according to sources of the Jamaica STAR.
“A suh it go man,” Ninja Man said as he and his co-accused were led away in handcuffs, according to the Jamaica Observer.
As he boarded a police vehicle to be taken to prison, he would make another utterance.
“Don’t worry yuhself, Jamaica, I’ll be back,” Ninja Man added.
He and his co-accused are to be sentenced on December 15.
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