Dante Brooks, Dancehall deejay Mavado’s teenage son, was found guilty in the Home Circuit Court today of murder and now faces the possibility of a life sentence in jail.
In 2013, Mavado collaborated on the track “Cheat on Me” with Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Spice.
According to Loop Jamaica, on January 27, Brooks, and another man, Andre Hinds, were found guilty in Kingston of murder, illegal possession of a firearm, and arson.
The pair were accused, along with other men, of entering the home of Thomas and trying to cut off the head of the man. The group doused Thomas’s body in gasoline when their machete was too dull and set him on fire, prosecutors said. Thomas’s father identified the duo, the Loop Jamaica report says.
Mavado’s son found guilty of murder
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The two were arrested and charged in connection with the grisly killing of Lorenzo Thomas on June 5, 2018, in the Cassava Piece community of St Andrew.
Dante Brooks, the teenage son of international dancehall superstar Mavado , has found guilty of murder. He is to be sentenced on March 10. Brooks 18 was also found guilty of illegal possession of firearm and arson in the home circuit court today pic.twitter.com/cFLrtGwf9p
With proof that Brooks and Hinds were among five men who entered the house and shot Thomas before pushing his father into another room, prosecutors led them. The killers of Thomas tried to sever his head but aborted the plan because the machete was too stubborn.
Before torching them, they then doused the house and body with gasoline. Prosecutors relied on Thomas’s father’s eyewitness testimony, which indicated that he knew the killers of his son from the community.
Incident Full Details
Mavado was shot in the Cassava Piece community in Kingston prior to the June 2018 incident. A source told Loop Jamaica at the time, “Mavado’s son was in a dispute with another man from Cassava Piece, and Mavado go down and a defend it and box the man.”
The same source said that Mavado had been told prior to the shooting to leave the area, but he refused. In the shootout, Mavado was unhurt. Loop Jamaica later announced that Mavado’s mate, known as the Gaza Man, had been shot-and-killed the same day in the same area.