Jah Cure Plea Deal Off The Tables, to face an attempted murder trial in the Netherlands
Jah Cure will not have the opportunity to enter into a plea deal with the Dutch authorities. Instead, the reggae star is sure to face trial on attempted murder and could be sent to jail for over a decade if convicted.
As Jah Cure remains behind bars, following an alleged stabbing incident, his chances of avoiding jail appear bleak. One of the factors he and his legal team now have to consider is the fact that in the Netherlands, where he is currently being held, no plea deal is offered.
In other countries like the United States, a plea agreement could result in a reduced sentence or, in some cases, the simple payment of a fine. This will not be a possibility for Jah Cure, and this has been made clear by
Franklin Wattimena of the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office. He explained the situation in a recent interview with Observer Online.
Jah Cure reiterated that there is no such provision in Dutch law for a plea agreement and further explained that once the criminal investigation is completed, the public prosecutor must then decide whether there is instead of a full prosecution and trial. The “Before I Leave” singer has now been in jail for three weeks.
The knife incident allegedly involved concert promoter Nicardo ‘Papa’ Blake, 45, who was allegedly stabbed in the stomach on October 1. investigation. There are unconfirmed reports that the altercation had something to do with dancehall artists being underpaid for a performance.
The alleged incident took place in Dam Square in downtown Amsterdam on October 1. Jah Cure was arrested the next day and remains in pre-trial detention. He faces charges of attempted manslaughter, aggravated assault or attempted aggravated assault, but none have yet been formally laid.
Jah Cure has gained support in some quarters. At the recent Verzuz Iconz show, the evening’s master of ceremonies, Wyclef Jean, said: âListen, I don’t know what’s going on, but I need to send a prayer to my brother who is in Holland. , in Amsterdam. Can you play something? DJ, drop me a line for my brother.