Ninja Man, co-accused have case to answer - trial judge

November 10, 2017
Ninja Man

Popular entertainer Ninja Man and the two men on trial with him for murder all have a case to answer.

The ruling was handed down a short time ago in the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston by presiding judge Justice Martin Gayle.

It came after prosecutors closed their case. The trial is closed to the public.

A total of seven witnesses have been called by prosecutors, including three civilians, reports say.

Ninja Man, given name Desmond Ballentine, is on trial along with his son Janeil and another man Dennis Clayton, for the fatal shooting of Ricardo Johnson, in the Lower Mall Road community in 2009.

According to reports, Gladstone Wilson, Clayton's attorney, presented legal arguments asking Gayle to rule his client had no case to answer.

The attorneys for Ninja Man and his son both opted not to make no-case submissions, reports say.