Reggae singer Jah Cure, whose real name is Siccature Alcock has been sentenced to six years in prison.
The Netherlands Public Prosecution Service reported the sentence earlier today. Jah Cure was charged with attempted murder, attempted manslaughter, aggravated assault or attempted aggravated assault. The verdict comes after the Netherlands court heard submissions of witness statements, reviewed voice messages allegedly sent by Jah Cure, and as well as the review of CCTV footage.
The Prison Walls singer claim that his actions were in self-defense and that he has picked up his knife before meeting the victim. Cure claims he did not intend to stab the victim, but rather to protect himself as he was wearing an expensive watch. The Netherlands courts rejected that claim.
Jah Cure who has been in custody from early October of last year will have to rely on the appeal process by his lawyer within two weeks if he disagrees with the court’s ruling.
Jah Cure has had several encounters with the law in the past. He was convicted of rape in April 1999 and served eight years in prison; he was released in July 2007.