Jah Cure sentenced to six years in prison for attempted manslaughter

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Jah Cure sentenced to six years in prison for attempted manslaughter

Reggae star Jah Cure has been sentenced to six years in prison in the Netherlands for attempted manslaughter.

DancehallMag reported that the 43-year old singer was sentenced to six years in prison, with credit for time served, for attempted manslaughter.

The court finds him not guilty of attempted murder.

However Jah Cure’s claim of self-defence was rejected by the court.

Jah Cure whose real name is Siccaturie Alcock, stabbed event promoter Nicardo ‘Papa’ Blake, 45, on October 1 at Dam Square, in the city center of Amsterdam, where he was booked for a performance.

Cure had performed at Blake’s concert, two days before, in the Melkweg.

However, he had not been paid his performance fee of 5,000 euros.

Prosecutors demanded hat the Jamaican singer be sentenced to eight years, with time served, for attempted murder and assault.

However, Cure‘s lawyer Tim Scheffer argued that the incident was self-defense and that it was never the singer’s intention to stab the concert promoter in the first place.

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