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Escaped honeymoon killer 'killed by Antigua police'

A man convicted of killing a young Welsh couple in Antigua has died after being shot by police during a prison escape attempt, according to media on the Caribbean island.

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Escaped honeymoon killer caught in Antigua

An escaped murderer who killed a British couple on their honeymoon has been caught, Antiguan police have said.

Avie Howell, pictured in 2011, escaped from prison in Antigua yesterday. Credit: PA

Avie Howell, along with Kaniel Martin, was convicted of murdering newlyweds Ben and Catherine Mullay, from Pontardawe, South Wales, during their honeymoon in Antigua in 2008.

He escaped from prison yesterday, along with another inmate who was not connected to the murder, by jumping over a 30 foot wall.

Officers say Howell was shot during a confrontation with a local officer in a remote part of the island around an hour ago.

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