Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, who was slated to be sentenced at 2 p.m. this afternoon in Manhattan federal court had his sentencing put off until May.
United States Southern District Court of New York, Judge Robert Patterson said he had received a recommendation from the Prosecution for a 23-year prison sentence.
However, he said he also got a letter from the defense dated March 12, saying the proposed sentence was too harsh. The prosecution could not provide enough evidence to support the recommended sentence and as such the judge postponed the sentencing after an evidentiary hearing scheduled to begin on May 22nd.
Coke was captured in 2010 in Jamaica during a stand-off between his followers and Jamaican soldiers. Some 70 persons died during the show down and Coke was later captured, dressed in a wig and disguised as a woman in a car driven by a Jamaican pastor.