The Behind these Prison Walls singer Jah Cure; will remain in detention, a judge in the Netherlands has ruled. This means that the reggae star will continue serving a six-year sentence for attempted manslaughter.
On October 1, 2021, Jah Cure, whose real name is Siccature Alock, was arrested in Amsterdam after having stabbed a music promoter in the stomach.
He was sentenced to six years in prison — with credit for time served — for attempted manslaughter in March 2022.
Authorities in the Netherlands say they appealed to the Court of Appeal” to challenge the acquittal for attempted murder. This means they were not satisfied with the “manslaughter” charge.
The next hearing is scheduled for January 24, 2023.
As to where Jah Cure is being held during this time and the conditions of the facility, a representative from the authorities in the Netherlands said: “Due to privacy law, I cannot disclose any information on the representation of the suspect or the specific facility/location where the suspect is incarcerated.”
This is not the first time that Jah Cure has found himself in trouble with the law
In November 1998, while driving around Montego Bay, Cure was pulled over by police and arrested on charges of gun possession, robbery and rape.
He was prosecuted before the Gun Court. In April 1999, found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Cure was transferred from the St. Catherine Adult Correctional Centre to the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre, which had a digital recording studio the inmates could use.
He was released on parole on 28 July 2007, after serving 8 years.