Pleading guilty to an illegal gun possession charge could be the least of Dancehall star, Tommy Lee Sparta, troubles.
The entertainer was sentenced to three years in prison back in March for the gun possession charge, however, the police are saying that testing of the weapon has now linked it to two murders.
Attorney Donahue Martin who is representing the deejay says that the artist had nothing to do with those murders.
“I would deny any other involvement in relation to that firearm. We took responsibility, the ultimate responsibility for the mistake of having it on us on that day. We plead guilty and we’re remorseful about that,” Martin told a Jamaican news outlet.
“Whatever happened to that firearm before it came in our possession, we can’t speak to it; apart from saying that we deny any allegation of wrongdoing. We certainly were not involved in any act of murder or shooting,” he continued.
Yesterday, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), through its information arm — Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) — issued a statement that after ballistics testing, the firearm seized from the dancehall artiste in December 2020 has been linked to two murders and three incidence of shootings in the Corporate Area.
“As part of any investigation of this nature, the firearm would have been subjected to various scientific tests and the results of these tests have conclusively proved that the gun is connected with these other violent crimes. As a result, investigations are continuing into these matters and the nation will be informed of those in due course,” Dennis Brooks, senior communication strategist at CCU, said.