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I fought the good fight — Buju

Thanks fans for support

BY PAUL HENRY Crime/court co-ordinator henryp@jamaicaobserver.com

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 | 3:42 PM    

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FLORIDA, USA — Attorney David Markus says that Buju Banton is taking a philosophical approach to the guilty verdict and is taking the disappointing news in stride.

"We are all extremely disappointed and emotional," said Markus.

Markus said Banton told him in the lock-up that he was happy that he fought because he was innocent.

He read a brief statement from Buju:

"Our life and our destiny are sometimes pre-destined and no matter where this journey takes me, remember I fought the good fight," said the artiste, real name Mark Myrie.

"It was a great man that said my head is bloody but still unbowed I love you all thank you for your support," he added.

Banton is now in detention awaiting sentencing.

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