Christopher Townsend, a well-known Attorney-At-Law in Jamaica has expressed his concerns relating to the eight-year prison sentence that prosecutors have requested for Reggae singer Siccaturie Alcock otherwise known as Jah Cure to serve for the stabbing of Nicardo “Papa” Blake in Dam Square, Amsterdam on October 1, 2021.
With inconclusive CCTV footage from the incident, Townsend declared to The Jamaica Star that the voice messages that were sent by Jah Cure to the victim will be used as the determining factor for sentencing in his case.
At the trial, one of the voice messages played could hear the entertainer saying “The last time you will live to diss man thing”. In addition to that, a witness at the scene alleges that she heard Jah Cure utter the words “This is the n*gga I have to kill’.
According to a daily Amsterdam newspaper called Het Parool, Jah Cure’s lawyer Tim Scheffer commented that “My client (Jah Cure) wanted to talk it out and just wanted his money” and further alluded that the words used by the entertainer in the voice messages sent, is usually how persons would communicate using the Jamaican dialect or the Reggae culture.
Attorney-At-Law Christopher Townsend, however, voiced that this comment by Jah Cure’s attorney was an “inadequate response” and may result in the entertainer receiving a guilty verdict. He also shared that the prosecutors have presented evidence to the judges that points to guilt, therefore, there is a possibility that Jah Cure’s case may be an unfavourable one.
A panel of three judges will be issuing the verdict in Jah Cure’s attempted murder case against Nicardo “Papa” Blake on March 22, 2022.