Fight for justice! ...Sister of murder victim says J'cans should know their rights
Shana Forbes, sister of Oaklands Apartment Complex murder victim, Nadia Mitchell, is encouraging Jamaicans not to be daunted in the fight for justice.
Forbes made the comment yesterday after businessman Steven Causwell, the man convicted of murdering Mitchell, was sentenced to life imprisonment.
"For other less fortunate families out there facing the same situation, like the Mais family, I say fight on," Forbes said.
“Stand up, dress up and show up for every court date. Mek dem know seh yuh poor, but you know your rights and you believe in the worth of your child or your family member when they die,” she added.
Her reference to the Mais family follows frustration expressed last week by Kimberly Mais, whose teen brother was killed in July 2011, who said she feels compelled as a big sister to seek justice for her brother.
Mais' 17-year-old brother, Khajeel Mais, was allegedly shot and killed when the driver of a BMW X6 allegedly opened fire on the taxi in which he was travelling.
Patrick Powell, a businessman of Belgrade Loop, Kingston 19, who was implicated in the shooting death of Mais, was charged with murder, shooting with intent, illegal possession of firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, and failure to produce firearm for inspection in 2011.
A trial date is set for next Wednesday.