Gov’t vows to enforce death penalty


Death penalty - unjust endoriginally by: Antigua Observer
published: 3 November 2012

Antigua & Barbuda is to begin actively enforcing the death penalty after a 22-year lull.

The announcement was made by Minister of National Security Dr Errol Cort hours after 38-year-old Susan Powell was shot dead at her workplace. It also comes amid an apparent increase in gun-related crimes.

The shooting death has prompted government to offer EC $50,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the killing of the mother of five.

In addition, government has offered an EC $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those who have committed crimes involving firearms.

The minister said the death penalty is still on the books and promised that all the necessary legal processes will be utilised to ensure it is enforced.

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