Did Kha­jeel Mais de­serve to die?

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE ED­I­TOR, Sir: I RE­ALLY can’t un­der­stand our jus­tice sys­tem. After many failed at­tempts to start the X6 mur­der trial, at the ini­tial stages, the de­fence at­tacked the de­ceased’s char­ac­ter. I don’t even know how to de­scribe my con­tempt of these so-called learned peo­ple in­volved in this case.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened in 2011, and even the Vybz Kar­tel case that came af­ter­wards was com­pleted, Jus­tice Camp­bell putting his foot down and de­liv­er­ing the ‘Worl’ Boss’ to his new home.

So, I can­not un­der­stand why Jus­tice Lloyd Hib­bert told the griev­ing fam­ily to take down so­cial-me­dia posts re­fer­ring to the lack of jus­tice for young Mais.

I want to know what Kha­jeel Mais’ be­hav­iour at school had to do with the killer shoot­ing him in a taxi. We all know that the shoot­ing was trig­gered be­cause the taxi hit an ex­pen­sive BMW X6.

The de­fence made it look as if Kha­jeel’s death was jus­ti­fied be­cause he was sus­pended nu­mer­ous times from school and had a case in the courts. I can’t un­der­stand why this judge al­lowed the de­fence to pro­ceed on this man­ner. CO­LETTE CAMP­BELL ras­tar­ja­maica@ya­hoo.com

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