Mavado’s Son To Serve Life In Prison
Dante Brooks son of Jamaican dancehall entertainer David Constantine Brooks popularly known as Mavado was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.
Dante earned the jail term in relation to the 2018 murder of Lorenzo Thomas in Cassava Piece.
The young Brooks will have to serve 22 years before he is eligible for parole.
He was sentenced to 15 years for illegal possession of a firearm and 15 years on the arson charge.
All the charges are to run concurrently. Brook’s co – accused, Andre Hines was also handed the life sentence.
However,he will have to serve 17 years before he is eligible for parole.
He was also sentenced to 15 years for illegal possession of a firearm and 15 years on the arson charge.
Brook’s lawyer Peter Champagnie, promised to lodge an appeal.
“We have fertile ground on which to effect an appeal. We respect the judge’s decision, but we will be acting on the right of persons to challenge the ruling,” said Champagnie.
Brooks and his co-accused Andre were found guilty on January for the 2018 murder of Lorenzo Thomas, illegal possession of firearm and arson.
At the time of of his arrest on the murder charge, Brooks had been out on bail on another offense and had already served 18 months on a previous offense.
This further explained why Brooks was handed the lengthy sentence than his co-accused.
This is a double tragedy to Mavado whose mourning the death of his mother Elizabeth Pinny Gordon who passed away at a Kingston Hospital in Jamaica a fortnight ago.
The dancehall Star who sought asylum in the US is likely to miss his mother’s burial as he was adversely mentioned in the 2018 murder of Lorenzo Thomas and there are fears for his arrest.