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Policeman to face cross examination at X6 murder trial

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2016 | 8:50 AM

Detective Sergeant Robert Robinson, is expected to be cross-examined by defence attorneys today as the trial of businessman, Patrick Powell, continues in the Home Circuit Court.

Powell is on trial for the murder of schoolboy Kahjeel Mais.

Yesterday, Detective Sergeant Robinson testified that he visited the scene of the shooting and also went to the Kingston Public Hospital to process the body.

He told the court that he swabbed Mais’ hands for gunpowder residue and took fingerprints.

The policeman also testified that he observed scratches to the paint on the taxi in which Mais was a passenger.

The prosecution is alleging that the 17-year-old school boy was killed in Havendale, St Andrew in 2011 by an enraged Powell after the taxi hit his BMW X6.

After the accident, Powell is alleged to have got out his X6 and opened fire on the taxi hitting the schoolboy.