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X-6 murder trial again postponed

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2016 | 10:42 AM

 Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

The X-6 murder trial, which has been before the court for more than five years, has again been postponed.

Businessman, Patrick Powell, was expected to go on trial in the Home Circuit Court today for the 2011 murder of former 17-year-old Kingston College student Kajheel Mais.

However, when the matter was called up Powell’s attorneys requested an adjournment on the grounds that former attorney, Patrick Atkinson, is to rejoin the defence team and would not be available until Tuesday of next week.

The judge granted the request and ordered that the trial be pushed back until that time.

Atkinson was originally a part of Powell's defence team, but recused himself in December 2011 after he became attorney general.

Meanwhile, Powell will remain on bail pending trial. 

Khajeel Mais was shot dead five years ago when a taxi in which he was a passenger was reportedly fired on in Havendale, St Andrew by the driver of a BMW X6 motor vehicle.

Powell is accused of shooting at the taxi in a fit of road rage after the car hit his X-6.

Mais was heading to his school's ball when the incident happened.