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Buju's retrial moved to February

Published:Tuesday | November 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM
Buju Banton - File

TAMPA, Florida (AP):

Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton's retrial in Florida has been pushed back to February.

United States District Judge James Moody had said Buju's new trial would be in December, but he granted a defence motion to postpone it.

Moody set the case for his February trial calendar, but did not set a specific date.

Buju, whose real name is Mark Myrie, is accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover officer in Sarasota. He has been held without bail since his arrest in December. He is now trying to get released from jail pending the retrial.

Buju's attorney says his client wants to spend the holiday season with his family.

Moody declared a mistrial for Buju last month after jurors said they could not reach a verdict.