Businessman trial continues today

October 19, 2016

A businessman yesterday testified that he was paid $15,000 to repair a BMW X-6 days after former Kingston College (KC) student Khajeel Mais was shot dead in Havendale, St Andrew in July 2011.

Wayne Green, operator of a car repair shop, was witness number four in the long-delayed trial of businessman Patrick Powell, which began in the Home Circuit Court. Powell is charged with murder and shooting with intent in connection with Mais' death.

"Do you remember Saturday July 2, 2011 shortly after 1 o'clock [in the afternoon]?" lead prosecutor Jeremy Taylor asked Green.

"Me nah go remember that date now," the businessman replied.

Stumped momentarily by the answer, Taylor took a more direct approach. "Why are you here today," he asked Green.

"Me here bout the X-6 van that me repair the back bumper," he replied.

He testified that a lady brought the luxury vehicle to him "on the Sunday morning" after a brief telephone conversation. Green said he noticed a "sink" in the back bumper of the sport utility vehicle near the reflector light. "Did you work on the van?" Taylor asked.

"Yes, the same day. I filled it out and sprayed it," he replied. Green said the lady returned and collected the vehicle later that evening.

Five of the 27 witnesses listed on the indictment, including Kahjeel's father Noel Mais Jnr, gave evidence yesterday. The trial continues today with police corporal Robert Robinson giving evidence.

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