Ninjaman was\u00a0sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday, in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston for his murder conviction.\r\n\r\nThe Dancehall veteran, whose given name is Desmond Ballentine, was given a life sentence for the 2009 murder of Ricardo \u201cRicky Trooper\u201d Johnson.\u00a0Ninjaman will be eligible for parole after 25 years. The 'Don Gorgon' also received 20 years for shooting with intent. The sentences will run concurrently.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFollowing the ruling handed down by\u00a0Judge Martin Gayle, Ninjaman smiled and said\u00a0"Thumbs up, judge."\r\n\r\nNinjaman's son, Jahneil Ballentine, was also handed a life sentence and will have to serve 15 years before becoming eligible for parole. Co-accused Dennis Clayton received a similar sentence.