Honeymoon killer escapes from jail in Antigua

One of the men who killed a British couple on their Caribbean honeymoon has escaped from prison, police said.

Newlyweds Ben and Catherine Mullany, from Pontardawee, at their wedding. They were shot in their hotel room in Antigua.
Newlyweds Ben and Catherine Mullany, from Pontardawe, at their wedding. They were shot in their hotel room in Antigua. Credit: Press Association

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.

Counsellor Jamal Wright, based at St John's police station in Antigua, said the prisoner escaped along with another inmate by jumping over a 30ft wall.

"Avie Howell escaped from Her Majesty's Prison at about 6am on Thursday along with Kenroy Laurie Marshall.

"Apparently they used a sharp implement to cut out a portion of mesh and jumped over the northern prison wall, which is about 30ft high.

"I understand the victims' families will be very concerned,"

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