Entertainers shocked by Don Gorgon's verdict
The entertainment fraternity has been plunged into sadness following news that veteran deejay Ninja Man has been found guilty of murder.
The 'Don Gorgon' was convicted by a seven-member jury in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston yesterday.
The guilty verdict has left many entertainers speechless, as they are now forced to come to grips with the reality that now faces their colleague. The verdict means the 51-year-old deejay faces life imprisonment when he goes before the courts again for sentencing on December 15.
D'Angel, who was among several entertainers who took to social media back in October to show their support for the entertainer, had to take some breaths as she gave her statement.
"Honestly to God, I'm just speechless," she said. "It just sad, and hopefully they will be lenient with the sentence. Ninja Man is somebody I know very well, and in my opinion, he is making a difference in society, especially in the music fraternity. Any artiste in a feud or anything at all happening in the industry, Ninja Man is the person to fix things."
Dancer Keiva, who described the entertainer as her second father some weeks ago, was also in a bad emotional space. "I'm sad and heartbroken. I went to see him couple times (during the trial), and I break down because of the whole situation. I went to see him at the hospital too when he was there. This is just so painful," she said.
Another entertainer, Razor B, said he was supposed to be overseas but flew in to support the deejay as he knew yesterday would be the day of reckoning.
"At no point in time did I think this would have been it for Ninja. The guilty verdict was not even close to my mind. Mi blood run cold. Mi just sad and disappointed because the man has been there for me throughout me career," he said, adding that he was only in Jamaica to celebrate a not-guilty verdict.
Ninja Man's son, Janeil Ballentyne, and another man, Dennis Clayton, have also been found guilty. The three were on trial for the March 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson.