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Patrick Powell firearm trial set for May 30

Published:Thursday | February 16, 2017 | 12:04 PM

The trial of businessman Patrick Powell for a breach of the Firearms Act is scheduled to start on May 30.

The date was set when Powell appeared in the Kingston Parish Court this morning.

He is charged with failing to turn over his licensed firearm to police investigators probing the shooting death of Kingston College student Khajeel Mais in 2011.

Lead prosecutor Yanique Gardner Brown told the court this morning that she has completed disclosure to Powell's attorney.

Gardner Brown says the prosecution intends to call no more than 12 witnesses.

The trial is set for six days, starting May 30 to June 1 and again between June 13 to 15.

Powell was charged with murder arising from Mais' death, but was freed midway through his trial last October after prosecutors opted to offer no further evidence against him.