Kingston, Jamaica (McKoy’s News)- Ninja Man Taken Back Into Police Custody As Murder Trial Begins: In 2009, Desmond Ballentyne, aka Ninja Man was arrested and charged along with his son, Janeil, and another man, Dennis Clayton, for the fatal shooting of Ricardo Johnson that same year. They were also charged with shooting with intent.
Now Ninja Man has been taken back into police custody as his murder trial begins. The case, first mentioned in court in 2009, has had 17 missed trial dates and 23 mention dates in the eight years. Before the trial commenced, the attorneys for the three men made an application for a stay of proceedings for abuse of process.
Justice Martin Gayle on Tuesday afternoon revoked the bail for Ninja Man, at the end of day one of the long-delayed murder trial in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston.
A seven-member jury has been selected and prosecutors have already outlined the allegations against the entertainer and his co-accused.