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Is Khajeel Mais the Jamaican TRAYVON MARTIN? X6 KILLER FREED, TRIGGERS ANGRY REACTION ONLINE #X6 MURDER TRIAL

Is Khajeel Mais the Jamaican TRAYVON MARTIN? X6 KILLER FREED, TRIGGERS ANGRY REACTION ONLINE #X6 MURDER TRIAL Featured

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Businessman Patrick Powell has been freed of all charges related to the 2011 shooting death of 17-year-old Khajeel Mais. The incident trigged a virtual firestorm on Twitter where some irate users likened the case to the infamous shooting case of Trayvon Martin in the United States. 

Martin was an African American male from Miami Gardens, Florida, who, at 17 years old, was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in Sanford, Florida.  Zimmerman was eventually freed of murder.

Today's events merely invited a closer comparison between the cases of Martin and Khajeel Mais. 

After deliberation, the jury on Monday returned a not guilty verdict on charges of murder and shooting with intent for Powell. 

For his part, Powell thanked God after walking out of the Home Circuit Court on Monday a free man.

“I feel good and God is with me,” was Powell’s comment to the media while he was leaving the Home Circuit Court.

 

 Kingston College student Khajeel Mais was fatally shot on July 1, 2011 while he was travelling in a taxi in Havendale to meet up with friends to attend a fete at the Meadowbrook High School.

The killer was believed to be driving a BMW X6 sports utility vehicle 

The People’s National Party Youth Oganization (PNPYO) questioned the ability of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to secure justice for Jamaican citizens.

 

The PNPYO made the declaration in a press release following the not guilty verdict handed to businessman Patrick Powell in the X6 murder case. Powell was accused of the murder of Kingston College student Khajeel Mais in 2011, and shooting at Wayne Wright with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

 

The PNPYO said it is of the view that the Office of the DPP and the Police "did not work collaboratively and effectively enough to secure justice for the family of 17 year old". 

 

"As a result there are some poignant questions that the DPP and the Police should answer," the release said.

The prosecution today told the court that there is no evidence to confirm identification of the accused. They also questioned the credibility of the main witness statement provided by taxi driver Wayne Wright.

Lead Prosecutor Jeremy Taylor, in making his application said that in his opening statement, he pointed out to the court that the case hinged on the identification of the accused and the credibility of the witness statement.

However, he said that the prosecution was unable to say without a reasonable doubt that Wright was present when Mais was shot. He also spoke about Wright backpedaling on his statement.

 

Wright was on Friday adjudged a hostile witness by the prosecution, after permission was granted by Justice Lloyd Hibbert to treat him as such because he showed himself to be inconsistent and adverse.The prosecution had 28 witnesses, 12 were called and 16 were left, but the prosecutor said even if he had called the remaining witnesses the issue of identification would still have been a problem.

The question remains: who shot Khajeel Mais?

 

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