Entertainer Ninja Man, his son and two other men are to be tried for murder in the Home Circuit Court on Wednesday.

The artiste, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, and son Janiel Ballentine are to be tried along with Seymour Samuels and Dennis Clayton.

The four are facing the court for the March 16, 2009 gun murder of Richard Johnson in the Mall Road area of Kingston.

The matter has been before the court since 2009, the court was told.