Mobay dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta who was recently sentenced to three years behind bars would have received much more years had he not enter a plea deal with the Crown and the Director of Public Prosecutions under the Plea Negotiations and Agreement Act.
According to one of the deejay’s lawyers Donahue Martin, “Uncle Demon” was looking at 10 to 15 years had they not negotiate a deal which may see the artiste out in two years and six months. It was noted that the Criminal Justice (Administration) (Amendment) Act entitles an individual up to a 50 percent cut in the expected sentence if he/she pleads guilty on the first date of the trial.
Martin told the Jamaica Star that “He has no previous conviction. That allowed him to have a further reduction and in addition to that, he served three months in custody awaiting this date and that also added to a reduction”.
Tommy Lee Sparta was sentenced to a total of 5 years, with 3 years being for illegal possession of a firearm and two being for illegal ammunition however they will run concurrently hence he is expected to do a max of 3 years given there are no problems along the way.
According to the Police report, Tommy Lee whose real name is Leroy Russell Junior was travelling in a motor vehicle along Holborn Rd in St Andrew, on December 14 when the vehicle was stopped and searched by members of the JCF Specialised operations unit and a firearm was found in his waistband. The deejay was charged the following day.