Jamaican Reggae star, Jah Cure, is in more legal hot water as the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service has lodged an appeal against his acquittal for attempted murder.
In March he was convicted of attempted manslaughter in the Netherlands and was sentenced to six years behind bars.
He was found not guilty of attempted murder but prosecutors want to change that.
“We’ve lodged an appeal to the Court of Appeal today against the acquittal for attempted murder,” Franklin Wattimena, press officer of the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service, said. “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.”
Jah Cure, 43, whose real name is Siccature Alcock, was charged last October in relation to a stabbing incident involving promoter Nicardo ‘Papa’ Blake in Dam Square in The Netherlands.
It followed an argument over money totalling $5,000 Euros owed to the artiste by the promoter for a concert at which he performed, according to reports.
The prosecution told the court that Jah Cure’s action was premeditated, and it was his intention to harm and wound Blake.
Jah Cure was in Amsterdam for a performance when the incident occurred.