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Case involving Patrick Powell set for September

Published: Friday July 29, 2011 | 1:28 pm Comments 0

Barbara Gayle, Gleaner Writer

The case involving Patrick Powell, 50, the businessman charged with the murder of Kingston College student Khajeel Mais, 17, has been set for mention on September 16.

Powell’s lawyer, Patrick Atkinson was expected to make an application for bail today.

However, he told the Home Circuit Court this morning that he wants to ensure that the investigation in the case is complete before he applies for bail for his client.

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Caroline Hay said she will report on the status of the investigation within the next two weeks.

Based on her comments, Atkinson said he plans to make a bail application in chambers before the September 16 date.

Powell is charged with murder, shooting with intent, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and failure to produce a firearm for inspection in relation to the Mais case.

Khajeel Mais was shot dead on the night of Friday July 1 when the driver of a BMW X6 allegedly opened fire on the taxi in which Mais was travelling after it bumped into the SUV.

Powell left the island for the United States a day after the killing.

He then returned on July 11, and surrendered to the police at the Norman Manley International Airport.

barbara.gayle@gleanerjm.com

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