Capital punishment in Guatemala
As of April 2017, five executions had been carried out since 1983; all were broadcast live on television. The last executions took place on June 29, 2000, when kidnappers and murderers Amilcar Cetino Perez and Tomas Cerrate Hernandez were executed by lethal injection on live television.
From 2005-2012, the sentences of all 54 inmates condemned to death were commuted to life in prison. There are currently no inmates on death row in Guatemala.
Executions since 1983
|Executed person||Date of execution||Crime||Method||Under President|
|1||Pedro Castillo||September 13, 1996||kidnapping, rape and murder of a 4-year-old girl||firing squad||Álvaro Arzú|
|2||Roberto Giron||September 13, 1996||kidnapping, rape and murder of a 4-year-old girl||firing squad||Álvaro Arzú|
|3||Manuel Martinez Coronado||February 10, 1998||slaughtering seven members of a single family||lethal injection||Álvaro Arzú|
|4||Amilcar Cetino Perez||June 29, 2000||kidnapping and murder of businesswoman Isabel de Botra||lethal injection||Alfonso Portillo|
|5||Tomas Cerrate Hernandez||June 29, 2000||kidnapping and murder of businesswoman Isabel de Botra||lethal injection||Alfonso Portillo|
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- Execution chamber in Guatemala
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- "Guatamala: [sic] First Ever Execution By Lethal Injection Carried Out - 1998". Associated Press.
- "Guatemala - Man executed by lethal injection". Associated Press.
- "Guatemala - Two men executed for rape and murder - 1996 ". Associated Press.
- "GUATEMALA: KIDNAPPERS KILLED BY LETHAL INJECTION". Associated Press.
- Inter Press Service | News and Views from the Global South
- HANDS OFF CAIN against death penalty in the world
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