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Another attempt today to push-start X6 trial

Published:Tuesday | October 18, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Another attempt is to be made today to start the murder trial of businessman, Patrick Powell, who is charged in connection with the death of schoolboy Kajheel Mais.

The trial, which has been before the court for more than five years, has been dogged by delays, with the latest postponement occurring last week Wednesday in the Home Circuit Court.

On that occasion, 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 today.

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

Mais, a former student of Kingston College, was shot dead in July 2011 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, who is out on bail, is accused of shooting at the taxi in a fit of road rage after the taxi hit his car.