Witness says Buju is a boaster
Reggae artiste expected to take the stand todayWednesday, February 16, 2011
BY PAUL HENRY Crime/court co-ordinator email@example.com
TAMPA, USA — AS the Buju Banton defence opened its case independent documentary maker, Stephanie Black, was called to the stand today. Black told the US Sam Gibbons Federal Court here that she knew Buju Banton for 16 years and that he never dealt drugs, as far as she was aware.
In her brief examination in chief and cross-examination, she said Banton never lied to her and that she knew him to be a boaster, like most Jamaicans.
Today's sitting has been adjourned for lunch.
When the trial resumes inside the US Sam Gibbons Federal Court at 1:15 pm, the defence is expected to call Stephen Marley as its other character witness. Gramps from Morgan Heritage is expected to give evidence as well.
Buju Banton is expected to take the stand, to testify on his own behalf, before the end of the day.
The prosecution closed its case shortly before the break after calling four witnesses.
Informant said he never dealt drugs with Buju
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