The murder trial for Mavado's teenage son, Dante Brooks is set for January 7, 2021.The Dancehall entertainer's 18-year-old son, will be tried as an adult by a judge alone, as opposed to judge and jury. He is being represented by attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie, QC.Restrictions imposed by the government of Jamaica due to the COVID-19 pandemic have suspended jury trials. Chief Justice Bryan Sykes recently stated that the only trial that still needed a jury was a murder case in which the death penalty was an issue.Champagnie told The Star that they made the decision not to have a jury after contemplating several factors in the case. "This decision was arrived at, having taken into consideration a number of factors. Our client is confident that when all the evidence is heard, he will be vindicated," he said. Dancehall star Mavado heading to court Dante Brooks was charged jointly with 23-year-old Andre Hines for the\u00a0June 5, 2018\u00a0murder of Lorenzo Thomas, otherwise called \u2018Israel\u2019 or \u2018Trulups\u2019, who was shot, chopped and burned to death at his home in Cassava Piece, St Andrew.The \u201cBig League\u201d deejay\u2019s son and Hines were charged with conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.Mavado\u2019s son is also being accused of giving Hinds, an order to behead Thomas. A witness statement given to the police alleges that the juvenile gave the instruction, \u201cMemba di boss want him head.\u201dHinds allegedly attempted to carry out the order but only managed to partially sever Thomas' head. Brooks has consistently denied the allegations in court.Brooks has been in a juvenile detention facility in Kingston over two years now after his bail applications denied multiple times.