Antigua Honeymoon Killers Escape Death Penalty

Antigua Honeymoon Killers Escape Death Penalty

Two men who murdered British honeymoon couple Ben and Catherine Mullany in Antigua have each been given three consecutive life sentences.

Kaniel Martin and Avie Howell were found guilty of shooting the couple, from south Wales, in 2008, just two weeks after they had married.

Mrs Mullany, a doctor, died instantly after being shot in back of the head in their beachside chalet at the Cocos resort.

Her student physiotherapist husband initially survived but soon fell into a coma.

He was later flown back home to see if doctors in Swansea could save his life. But a week after being shot, his life-support machine was turned off and he died aged 31.

Martin, 23, and Howell, 22, were also convicted of the murder of local shopkeeper Woneta Anderson in almost identical circumstances.

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