Patrick Powell Sentenced To 9 Months In Prison

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Businessman, Patrick Powell, who was last month found guilty of fail­ing to hand over his firearm to the police for inspec­tion, was today sen­tenced to nine months in prison.

Judge Vaugh Smith hand­ed down the sen­tence in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half Way Tree.

The busi­ness­man was found guilty after pros­e­cu­tion led evi­dence that Powell, who was a licensed firearm hold­er in July 2011, failed to hand over his weapon to police offi­cer, Superintendent Clive Walker.

The police want­ed the weapon for inspec­tion in rela­tion to the July 2011 shoot­ing death of school­boy Khajeel Mais.

Powell, in his social inquiry report, told pro­ba­tion offi­cer that his gun was stolen from his safe while he was in police cus­tody. http://​www​.jamaicaob​serv​er​.com/​l​a​t​e​s​t​n​e​w​s​/​P​a​t​r​i​c​k​_​P​o​w​e​l​l​_​s​e​n​t​e​n​c​e​d​_​t​o​_​9​_​m​o​n​t​h​s​_​i​n​_​p​r​i​son