Life sentences for honeymoon killers


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The Independent Online

Two men who murdered two British newlyweds by forcing them to kneel in front of their honeymoon bed before shooting them have escaped the death penalty.

Kaniel Martin and Avie Howell were instead given three consecutive life sentences for the murders of Ben and Catherine Mullany, both 31, from Rhos in South Wales, and Waneta Anderson, a local shopkeeper, on the Caribbean island of Antigua in 2008.

Judge Richard Floyd considered ordering the death penalty for the killers but concluded life in prison was more appropriate.