The attorneys defending dancehall producer Shab Don are preparing for the upcoming trial, where they are confident they will be able to demonstrate that the murder charge levelled against their client was a “malicious or mistaken allegation.” Donahue Martin, one of Shab Don’s lawyers, shared that even though the court date has not been established, they “are prepared to defend” themselves in the high-profile matter.
Last week, following an interview and an identification parade during which the music producer was singled out, Shab Don, whose given name is Linval Thompson Jr., was charged with three counts of murder. The Joint Anti-Gang Task Force (JAGTF) arrested the Shab Don Records’ CEO on June 3 during a targeted operation in the St Catherine South Division and turned him over to the Major Investigations Division.
However, Shab Don’s legal woes do not end there as, according to reports, he will also be contesting a previous case in front of the court. The other case stems from an incident on October 21 on South Street in Old Harbour, St. Catherine.
As reported by the police, he and co-accused Romario “BMR” Scott were travelling with a loaded illegal gun at the time. The weapon was found in their possession when the lawmen stopped them. According to the reports, Thompson Jr allegedly tried to bribe the Specialized Operations SWAT team with J$2 million after discovering the weapon during their search.