Buju's gun charge dropped

US: A gun charge against imprisoned Jamaican reggae artiste Mark Myrie, better known as 'Buju Banton', was yesterday dropped in a United States court. In the meantime, the entertainer's attorney, Kwame Lumumba, said yesterday that he was mulling over the possibility of filing an appeal to have the artiste's 10-year drug conviction overturned after yesterday's ruling on the gun charge by Judge James Moody.

 Judge Moody overturned the gun conviction on the basis of a revelation to the US media by jury foreman Teri Wright that she had defied his orders at the start of the trial that no juror should study any aspect of the law as it related to the entertainer's trial for drug offences.

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