Antigua-Barbuda to Enforce Death Penalty after Recent Killing
The death of a young mother, who was shot on Tuesday in St John’s Antigua, has raised awareness in enforcing the death penalty.
Dr. Errol Cort, Minister of National Security in Antigua and Barbuda, declared new implementations by the government to address the upsurge in gun-related crimes, as well as enforcement of the death penalty.
Dr. Cort emphasized, the death penalty is formulated in the laws of Antigua and Barbuda, hence all necessary legal processes needed to give effect to the death penalty will be utilized.”
Rewards totaling over $100, 000 have been offered for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of Susan Powell and other gun related crimes.
He plans on taking to Parliament a Criminal Justice Bill that will increase penalties for gun related and other serious crimes and other illegal activities taking place in the country.