Emerging report indicates that Jah Cure has been sentenced to six years in prison after being found guilty of attempted manslaughter in the Netherlands on Tuesday.
According to the report shared by Urban Islandz, the reggae musician whose real name is Siccaturie Alcock was arrested last year in relation to an alleged stabbing incident involving event promoter Nicardo’ Papa’ Blake on October 1 at Dam Square, in the city center of Amsterdam.
The singer has since been in police custody since last year after he was arrested following the near-fatal incident.
The Netherlands Public Prosecution Service released a statement claiming, “The 43-years old man was sentenced to six years in prison, with credit for time served, for attempted manslaughter. The court finds him not guilty of attempted murder. His claim of self-defense was rejected by the court.”
The report from Urban Islandz stated that Jah Cure’s initial claim of self-defense was dismissed, even though the official ruling following the release of CCTV footage of the incident was found to be inconclusive.
The prosecution had also presented evidence suggesting that the “Unconditional Love” singer was lying to establish his claim of self-defense. Prosecutors revealed in court that the artiste had inaccurately claimed that the victim had initiated the confrontation by pulling out a knife from his pocket to attack Alcock.
“The suspect picked up a knife before the meeting with the victim, not to protect himself for wearing an expensive watch,” the prosecutor told the court earlier this year.
Voice messages left by Jah Cure may have also been used as damning evidence in the sentencing of the artiste. Prosecutors also told the court that Cure had threatened Blake, as the singer was heard saying via audio, “The last time you will live to diss man thing.”