Patrick Powell was on Monday freed of murder and shooting charges in the Home Circuit Court but the family of the teen he was accused of killing feels justice hasn’t been served.
They are now looking to God to deliver that justice.
“The family, first of all, they thanked the prosecution team for all the hard work we put in to prepare the case and secondly they indicated that... there is a higher justice,” Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn told reporters Monday.
“All I could do is offer words of comfort and indicate that we tried our best and they appreciated that,” Llewellyn said during the interview that came moments after the businessman’s acquittal.
Victim Khajeel Mais’ parents were too distraught to comment on leaving court and had to be comforted by friends.
They said they, however, promised to comment at a later date.
For his part, Powell was thankful after his acquittal.
“I feel good and God is with me,” Powell told reporters on leaving court.
Powell was acquitted after the prosecution offered no further evidence against him in the trial that started on October 18.
The move by the prosecution came after the main witness, Wayne Wright, testified that he didn’t see who shot Mais on July 1, 2011.