Antiguan Men May Face Death For British Couple’s Murder

News Americas, ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Fri. July 29, 2011: Two men in their early twenty’s could face the death penalty for murdered a British couple on honeymoon in Antigua.

Kaniel Martin, 23, and Avie Howell, 20, were on Wednesday found guilty of murdering Ben and Catherine Mullany on 27 July, 2008. Director of Public Prosecutions in Antigua, Anthony Armstrong, said he is considering asking for the death penalty when the sentencing hearing is held on September 26th.

The two men, who refused to face questioning in court, had protested their innocence throughout the two-month trial, in which more than 90 witnesses gave evidence.
Mullany, a student physiotherapist and former policeman, and his wife, a doctor at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, died after they were shot in the back of the head in their resort cottage on Antigua two weeks after they were married.