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Ninja Man rushed to hospital with chest pain midway murder trial

Published:Friday | November 3, 2017 | 12:36 PM

Dancehall artiste Ninja Man has been rushed to hospital complaining of chest pains.

Ninja Man, whose real name is Desmond Ballentyne was attending his murder trial when he reported feeling ill.

The trial, is however, continuing in Ninja Man’s absence after the artiste reportedly gave permission to his lawyers to do.

A witness who lives overseas is now testifying.

Ninja Man was taken back into police custody on October 17 as his murder trial started in the Gun Court.

In 2009, he 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.

The case, first mentioned in court in 2009, has had 17 missed trial dates and 23 mention dates in eight years.