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Prayer vigil held for Khajeel Mais in Half-Way Tree

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 10:13 PM

The family of Khajeel Mais, the Kingston College student who was shot dead in 2011 after the taxi in which he was travelling crashed into a BMW X6 last night held a candlelight vigil in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew in his memory.

Dozens of people attended the ceremony to show their support of the family.

Speaking at the vigil, Mais’ sister, Kimberly expressed her gratitude to supporters.

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IN PHOTO: Kimberly and Khajeel Mais

Fighting through tears, she expressed her dissatisfaction with the not guilty verdict passed on the accused Patrick Powell in the so-called X6 murder trial.

 

Sister of Khajeel Mais, Kimberly Mais

Mais’ family had planned a peace march before the start of the trial, however, this was cancelled.

The family had also been posting public comments on social media before the trial.

However, they were warned by the trial judge to remove all posts and desist from publishing material which could prejudice the trial.

Powell was on Monday freed of murder and shooting with intent in relation to the taxi driver, Wayne Wright.

The Prosecution's case collapsed after Wright recanted his statement made five years ago, telling the court last week that he not see the shooter.

Powell, however, remains before the court on a charge of failing to produce his licensed firearm for inspection.