Bob Marley's son tries to get Buju Banton released

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 10:12 PM
Bob Marley's son tries to get Buju Banton released

Stephen Marley, a son of music legend Bob Marley, has offered to post his South Florida home to bond reggae star Buju Banton's out of jail.

The Tampa Tribune reports that Banton's attorney notified the court Tuesday of the offer. The property is valued at $350,000. Stephen Marley is a Grammy winner who beat Banton to win for best reggae album this year.

Last month, a judge declared a mistrial for Banton. He is accused of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover officer.

Banton has been held without bail since his December arrest. A federal judge has said he would allow him to be released pending his next trial under various conditions. A Wednesday hearing is scheduled.

If he is released, Banton's attorneys must ask an immigration judge to issue a similar order.


Information from: The Tampa Tribune,