Patrick Powelll was tried in the court of public opinion and found guilty as sin for the 2011 murder of former Kingston College student, Khajeel Mais. He was set free by the court on Monday after the prosecution's star witness turned 'hostile' and the case crumbled.
Social media has erupted with the theme being that Fada God nah sleep and the murderer of the young boy, whoever he or she is, will be meet hisor her Waterloo.
All we have the energy to do is share some of the thousands of comments from social media.
This is the most ridiculous and intentionally corrupted case I've ever seen in all my life. Mek mi feel like mi neva learn nuttin growing up. Jah know
How vybe kartel found guilty and this guy clear and present with all evidence implicating him but he walks free
Failure to hand over his firearm is a fine ,which he can pay he's off
Desroy Smith from Facebook, 1 hour ago
How convenient! Free him of murder, then charge him for withholding the murder weapon. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't want hear or see nothing about this case anymore. ... that firearm should be seized immediately after the shooting. . What is happening in Jamaica???
Seems to me that the system was played to set Mr Powell free. First how can a firearm holder refuse, for five years, a lawful request for the provision of his gun for ballistic testing in a murder case. Could the firearm licence not be revoked rendering possession illegal and forcing Mr Powell to 'take' in his firearm. Over the intervening 5-year period why was the 'gun charge' not taken before the courts before the murder trial given the importance of the potential ballistic evidence, now immediately after his acquittal that case is before the courts. The playing of the system continues even after the trial with both defence lawyers on Beyond the Headlines sanitizing their client and ducking questions about Mr Powell's refusal to submit his gun for testing.
We would also like to know if the firearm permit has been renewed within the last 5 years.., while the police needed it for examination...!?
Nicole Henry from Facebook, 2 hours ago
KARMA naah release him.....
Stewart from Facebook2 hours ago
It's all about the money. God not sleeping n no bad deed will go unpunished
Send home the man, prosecutors already freed him of murder, so tell me now after 5 yrs u going to try him on gun charge when u never took his gun or his X6, where u going to find the evidence now?
Oh please what a travesty of justice, so many years later they are talking about him not turning in his gun, could not happen here his old ass would be sitting in a cell.
This is fuckry. The key evidence in the crime wasn't turned over. What a bomboclat system wicked, court and everybody working with this man.
There is no justice for mediocre are the poor......but the rich will get away with anything
A money run Jamaica, as long as u have u money u can't go jail.
This come in like circus
The judge police killer Powell and his lawyer are a sets of evil heartless people the judge should have ordered this man to turned his gun in are you telling me that this killing took place 5yrs ago and he still holding his gun no somethings is not adding up the blasted man killed the young boy are we that blind wake up people he knows that if he turned the gun in and they run ballistic on it the truth will comes out smh
All he may end up doing is pay a fine
Me would a pay smadi shoot him in a him head 1 bbc shot!
That's putting the cart in front of the horse or what, that should have been done already, that would have clear up every thing perfectly.
after 5 yrs him never turn over gun.
What sort of nonsense is this how comes he got acquitted and the murder weapon is still with held by the by this man where Jamaica got their laws from
In all of 5 years. now the court a ask him to turn over his gun. After d case close... Unu really love insult d average man. This case grieve mi to d core. No man mi ago pray cause nothing abt this is right