No Bail for Ninja Man in Murder Case

via RadioJamaica/Animal

Popular dance hall entertainer Ninja Man was again remanded when he appeared before the Half-Way Tree Gun Court in St. Andrew Tuesday morning to answer to murder charges. The entertainer, whose given name is Desmond Balentine, is to return on May 7 when his attorneys are expected to make another application for bail.

courtesy of Afflicted Yard

courtesy of Afflicted Yard

He was arrested last month in connection with the fatal shooting of Ricardo Johnson, 20, also known as “Ricky Trooper”.

The police say on the March 17, Ninja Man and a group of men went to a section of Marl Road in Olympic Gardens, Sr. Andrew where they were involved in a dispute with a man.

The men reportedly fired shots at the man, however, the bullets missed and hit Mr. Johnson.

After his death, the police issued a bulletin for Ninja Man to turn himself in for questioning.
A day later, the entertainer went to the police accompanied by his lawyer.

He was questioned and later charged with murder. Continue reading