Powell’s attorney was a no show at court this morning forcing the X6 case to be postponed. wow, would love to know more. Meanwhile Powell has been charged with murder, shooting with intent, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and failure to produce a firearm for inspection. See details in the Go-Jamaica article below:
Powell appears before Supreme Court, case postponed
The accused, Patrick Powell, as he is escorted from the courthouse in Half Way Tree on July 21. He was on his way to the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston. (Photo/Norman Grindley).
Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer
Patrick Powell, the accused in the Khajeel Mais murder case, appeared before the Home Circuit Court a short while ago and was remanded in custody until Monday.
The case was postponed due to the absence of the Powell’s lawyer, Patrick Atkinson.
A preliminary hearing was avoided this morning when the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions entered a voluntary bill of indictment, at the gun court, allowing the case to be moved downtown to the Supreme Court.
Powell, 50, also appeared before the return court, where the case of failing to hand over his firearm for inspection was mentioned. That case has also been rescheduled for September 26.
Major Investigations Taskforce detectives charged Powell yesterday with murder, shooting with intent, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and failure to produce a firearm for inspection.
Powell was brought into the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court this morning under heavy police escort, as he was transported in a six vehicle motorcade.
He was taken to the courthouse in an unmarked police vehicle.
Attorney-at-law, Bert Samuels, watched this morning’s proceedings on behalf of the Mais family.