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X6 driver and Keith Clarke murder trials set for court today

Published:Monday | October 13, 2014 | 9:38 AM

The highly-anticipated BMW X6 and the Keith Clarke murder trials are expected to start in the Home Circuit Court today.

Businessman Patrick Powell is before the court for the July 2011 murder of Kingston College student Khajeel Mais.

Mais was shot dead when a taxi in which he was a passenger was fired on by the driver of a BMW X6 motor vehicle.

Powell is accused of shooting at the taxi in a fit of road rage.

His trial has been postponed on several occasions.

Meanwhile, the case against the three Jamaica Defence Force soldiers charged with the shooting death of businessman Keith Clarke is also set to get underway in the Home Circuit Court this morning.

Lance corporals Greg Tinglin and Odel Buckley and private Arnold Henry are with Keith Clarke's murder.

Clarke, an accountant, was shot dead by members of the security forces at his East Kirkland Heights home in St Andrew in May 2010 during the hunt for West Kingston crime lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

A post mortem report showed that Clarke was shot more than 20 times.


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