The son of the dancehall legend Mavado is in a serious situation with the law.
Reported on Dancehall Mag, Dante Brooks, 18, was found guilty of murder today (Jan 28) in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston, Jamaica. He’s reportedly facing a life sentence in prison. Brooks was also found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm and arson.
HNHH reports, back in June 2018, Brooks, and another teen, Andre Hinds were found guilty after they were arrested and charged in connection with the killing of Lorenzo Thomas in the St. Andrews community of Cassava Piece in Jamaica. According to prosecutors, there’s evidence that shows Brooks, Hinds, and five other men entered the house and shot Thomas. They reportedly pushed the victim’s father into another room. The report says,
“Thomas’ killers attempted to sever his head but aborted that plan because the machete was too dull. They then doused the house and body with gasoline before torching them. Prosecutors relied on the eyewitness testimony of Thomas’ father, who indicated that he knew his son’s killers from the community.”
Not only did Mavado’s son kill the man, but they attempted to cut the man’s head off, but aborted the plan because the machete was too dull. He would have been 16 at the time. https://t.co/SCI2Q64jRf
— Gordon Swaby 🇯🇲 (@Gordonswaby) January 27, 2021
Brooks and Hinds will be sentenced on March 10. Their defense team reportedly told the Dancehall Mag publication that they plan on appealing the verdict. Brooks will have a trial by a judge instead of a jury.
Mavado has shown unconditional love and support for his son and dropped a song seemingly addressing the matter. In Mavado’s
“Not Perfect,” he speaks on his son’s trial and his own mishaps with the law. Some notable lyrics include,
“Just know very soon dat yuh coming home
Legacy me create dem wah fi rub it out
Laser ‘pon the rifle like predator
Wish me coulda tell you that I’m perfect but I’m not
Its me said one from the block
Many of my friends here some not
I got a couple run ins with the cops
But just true anything at all me nuh fear.”
Take a listen: