Reggae Artist Jah Cure Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Attempted Manslaughter After Stabbing Promoter

Reggae Artist Jah Cure Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Attempted Manslaughter After Stabbing Promoter

Reggae artist Jah Cure (real name Siccature Alcock) has been sentenced to six years in prison after being found guilty of attempted manslaughter in the Netherlands!

According to reports, Jah Cure stabbed Dutch-Jamaican promoter Ricardo Blake in October 2021 at Dam Square, in the city centre of Amsterdam. The “Behind These Prison Walls” singer claimed self-defense against the man he had “violent quarrels” with. However, the court obtained voicemails and text messages sent to Blake, proving Cure intentionally planned to kill him.

Jah Cure was arraigned in a Netherlands court last year, and spent his 43rd birthday, Christmas and New Year’s Day behind bars. The Grammy-nominated artist was initially arraigned on multiple charges, including primary suspicion of attempted murder, attempted manslaughter, and aggravated assault /attempted aggravated assault.

While Jah Cure was found not guilty of attempted murder, he did receive the charge of attempted manslaughter. Reportedly, the singers legal team may choose to appeal the ruling in the Netherlands Court of Appeal. Franklin Wattimena–press officer of the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service told sources:

“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-defence was rejected by the court.”

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His statement continued,

“Both the 43-year old man and the prosecutor can appeal to the Court of Appeal within two weeks if they disagree with the court’s ruling.”

The ‘True Reflections’ singer has a history of legal troubles. Reportedly, he was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, rape and robbery with aggravation and following his conviction, received a 15-year sentence in 1999, but was released early in 2007 after serving eight years.

Four years later, he went on trial for drug possession charges after police found a small quantity of marijuana in his car during a spot check.

Jah Cure is known for his hit songs: ‘Longing For’, ‘Call On Me’, and ‘Unconditional Love’. He has also worked with a number of American artists, including Mya, Tory Lanez, Melanie Fiona, and Damian Marley.

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Authored by: Monique Nicole