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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Honeymoon killer caught after escaping from prison

One of the men who killed Welsh newlyweds on their honeymoon has now been caught after escaping from prison in Antigua, police there have said.

Avie Howell is thought to have escaped from jail by jumping over a 30ft wall. Credit: PA

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

He had absconded from Antigua's jail yesterday.

Ben and Catherine Mullany were killed just two weeks after their wedding in Cilybebyll. Credit: PA

In 2011 he was sentenced to life in prison alongside accomplice Kaniel Martin for the murders of Ben and Catherine Mullany, from Pontardawe.

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