The murder trial of Damian Rhoden, aka MUNGA HONORABLE, in the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston, Jamaica has been moved to November 5. He was given the new date when he appeared in court on June 6. His lawyer Christopher Townsend said:
It was a case management to regularize the trial between himself and the other accused person. As it relates to Munga, he was served with all his documents by the prosecution and is prepared for trial. However, the other accused has not received their documents as yet and, therefore, isn’t ready for trial.
He further added that the artist is eager to get the trial behind him so he can focus on his music career.
Munga is charged in connection with the February 2017 murder of Mr. Vegas’ nephew, Cleveland Smith. Munga was granted bail in June 2017 in the sum of $500,000 JMD.
According to police reports, Cleveland Smith left his Moonlight Drive address in St Andrew on his green Rambo pedal cycle to attend a session. It is alleged that he was accosted by a group of men, one of whom was armed with a gun.
Smith was shot after an altercation ensued and was rushed to the Kingston Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.