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Ninja Man murder case put off

Published:Monday | June 27, 2011 | 5:55 PM

The murder case involving popular deejay Ninja Man, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, has been put off until November 28.

Ninja Man has been in custody since 2009.

The matter was put off in the Home Circuit Court this morning as the judge in the case said the matter should have been on the mention and not the trial list.

The deejay is charged jointly with his son, Janiel; Seymour Samuels; and Dennis Clayton for the murder of Richard Johnson.

Samuels is on bail while the others are in custody.

It is alleged that on March 16, 2009, Johnson was sweeping his yard in the company of a friend on Mall Road, St Andrew, when a motor car with three men aboard drove up.

An argument developed between Johnson’s friend and the men.

The men reportedly left but later returned and shot Johnson.

Ninja Man turned himself in to the police shortly after the incident, after the police issued an advisory listing him as a person of interest in the case.