by Claude Mills (Jamaica Observer) The Netherlands Public Prosecution Service has lodged an appeal against Jah Cure’s acquittal for attempted murder.
“We’ve lodged an appeal to the Court of Appeal today against the acquittal for attempted murder. No hearing has been held. In the Court of Appeal, three senior judges hear the entire case again. At this higher level, the trial procedure is virtually identical to that in the lower courts,” Franklin Wattimena, press officer of the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service, said.
In March, reggae star Jah Cure was convicted of attempted manslaughter and sentenced to six years in prison in the Netherlands. The Behind These Prison Walls singer was found not guilty of attempted murder by the court, which rejected his self-defence claim. But now the Dutch prosecutors appear to be taking aim at him once again to overturn his acquittal on attempted murder charges.