Honeymoon murderer killed after escaping from Antigua jail

Avie Howell, one of the men convicted of murdering Pontardawe couple Ben and Catherine Mullany on their honeymoon in Antigua, has been killed after escaping from prison.

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Avie Howell in hospital after being shot by police

Police in Antigua said Avie Howell was shot by officers, and is in hospital.

He was found in the countryside on the island, after going on the run from prison yesterday.

I can confirm Avie Howell has been caught. He was shot following a confrontation with officers.

I do not know the extent of his injuries at this stage, but he has been taken to hospital.

In the meantime, we would like to thank the public and the media for assisting us in locating Howell.

– Corporal Frankie Thomas, of The Royal Police Force of Antigua & Barbuda

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