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Buju’s hope for new trial in hard drive

FLORIDA – A Florida federal judge is to order a juror to hand over her computer hard drive for a forensic search by an expert as international reggae star Buju Banton seeks a new trial.

The matter came up in court yesterday.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, US District Court Judge James Moody said he would allow a defence computer forensics expert to make a copy of the hard drive belonging to Terri Wright, who was the jury foreman at the trial.

Buju’s attorneys are accusing Wright of violating court rules when she alleged researched information on the Jamaican entertainer during the trial.

The judge reportedly ordered that the expert could only release information about the alleged research to attorneys and that all other material should be kept private.

Wright has denied the allegation saying she conducted research only after the case had ended.

Buju’s attorneys want his 2011 drug conviction to be overturned and a retrial ordered.

Buju, whose real name is Mark Myrie, is serving a 10-year prison term on his drug conviction. (Gleaner)

One Response to Buju’s hope for new trial in hard drive

  1. bajanfishermen February 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Buju clutching at straws. who was the person in the video tapes and on the recordings Buju?It is time for you to stand and MAN UP. You were an idol to the youth of the Caribbean, supposedly carrying the mantle of the Late Bob Marley, and you decided to get involved in these drug transactions. It is time that you save your money and pay the piper.

    had you taken the plea deal, you would have been back in Jamaica now. Save your funds, and rest ya self.


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