The sentencing within the trial of Dante Brooks, the son of dancehall deejay Mavado, has been delay to March 19, 2021. The sentencing was initially scheduled for March 12. It’s been a tragic day for the Brook’s household, who’re additionally grieving the demise of Mavado’s mother, Ms. Pinny, who passed away yesterday.
Brooks’ was found guilt of murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and arson. He was represented by Legal professional-at-Legislation Peter Champagnie QC, who requested for a postponement to provide him time to look at the social inquiry report that was solely given to him at this time. The postponement was additionally sought because the Legal professional-at-Legislation requested that the Sufferer Impression Assertion be adjusted.
Brooks, who is just 18 years outdated, was discovered responsible in January alongside along with his co-accused Andre Hines. Each of them appeared in courtroom for the sentencing and had been remanded till the following courtroom date.
The lads have maintained their innocence. Brooks was tried as an grownup. He and Hines, who have been on remand since 2018, following homicide expenses laid for the killing of Lorenzo Thomas, also called ‘Israel’ or ‘Trulups,’ in Cassava Piece, St. Andrew, the place each males are additionally residents. The grotesque homicide occurred on June 5, 2018.
The fees in opposition to the events initially included conspiracy to homicide, arson, taking pictures with intent, and unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. Brooks has been in a juvenile facility in Kingston, having had a number of bail functions denied. There have additionally been hiccups with the beginning of the trial, which was initially set for January 7.
The protection group opted for trial by choose reasonably than trial jury based mostly on numerous elements his legal professional had mentioned Champagnie mentioned with out going into these elements extra. Nonetheless, it appears the plea in mitigation made earlier than sentencing by the protection legal professional can think about the time Brooks has spent jail, amongst different elements like his age in figuring out what number of years in jail he receives in sentencing.
In the meantime, the trial of his son and now the demise of his mom will weigh heavy on the Gully artiste Movado. It’s unclear whether or not he’ll journey for his mom’s funeral since he was beforehand needed by authorities.