Jamaican Reggae artiste Jah Cure will spend the next six years in prison after he was found guilty of attempted manslaughter in The Netherlands.
The sentence was handed down on Tuesday, March 22 after the court rejected his claim of self-defense.
Frank Wattimena, press officer for the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service, told the media that although claim of self-defense was rejected, the court found Jah Cure, not guilty of attempted murder.
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 $5000 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.
If Jah Cure’s legal team and the prosecutor disagree with the court’s ruling, both can go to the Netherlands Court of Appeal within two weeks.
This is not the first time Jah Cure has gotten himself in hot water with the law
On April 26, 1999, he was convicted on two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, rape and robbery with aggravation and was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Jamaica.
He served 8 years and was released in 2007