Two men given life sentences in Antigua murder case

ST. JOHNS, Antigua, (Reuters) – Two men convicted of  killing a Welsh couple honeymooning on the Caribbean island of  Antigua were sentenced yesterday to three consecutive  life sentences in prison.

The newlyweds, Ben and Catherine Mullany, were shot  execution-style three years ago in a botched robbery attempt at  a luxury beachfront cottage.

The sentencing of the two men found guilty in the killings  was repeatedly delayed before a judge made the surprise  sentencing announcement yesterday.

The men, Kaniel Martin, 23, and Avie Howell, 22, were also  found guilty of killing a shop owner days after murdering the  couple.

The men are also expected to stand trial in the coming  months as suspects in two other 2008 killings.

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