Dancehall rapper Bounty Killer, who was arrested Monday for domestic violence, has been denied bail.
A trial will reportedly take place a week from today.
Jamaican dancehall star Bounty Killer has been denied bail while he awaits trial on charges of assaulting his girlfriend. The rapper allegedly struck the woman because she wanted to break up with him. Police said Wednesday in a statement that he later threatened her in a phone call placed while in custody. His attorney, Linda Wright, said he would fight the charges. A trial is scheduled for April 14. (Associated Press)
New of his arrest began to circulate online earlier this week.
The 37-year-old entertainer, aka Rodney Price, was arrested at his Jamaican home on Monday for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, according to a police report. The authorities haven’t released any details regarding the attack as the investigation is still underway. (Spinner)
After being taken in by authorities, additional reports claim he was immediately denied bail.
Police report that while being processed at the Constant Spring Police Station, in keeping with standard police operating procedure, Pryce was allowed to make a telephone call. Police say the DJ used that opportunity to call the complainant and threatened her life in their presence. He was refused station bail and will appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. (Jamaica Observer)
Killer’s music has also garnered him a past Grammy nomination.
2002’s Ghetto Dictionary: The Mystery was nominated for a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Later in 2002, Bounty Killer guested on hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz‘ solo debut, G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories, specifically on the single “Guilty.” (All Music)
No further details have been released as of now.