Talk:Antigua honeymoon murders

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The article should not be deleted because the murders are significant. They are an impetus for change in Antiguan law (and no, it is not too early for me to say so). In addition to the aforementioned changes cited in the article, there is more. Quoting the following article which can be found at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7556016.stm, " Antigua's government will introduce the death penalty for crimes involving weapons in the wake of the murders of a British honeymoon couple. The new sentencing legislation will be for anyone who uses a gun or knife in a crime which results in death or serious injury. " The new law also imposes a requirement for judges to hand down a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison and enables judges to ask for a life sentence if need be in cases involving assault with a weapon. Under current law, the death penalty is applied only in murder cases. This legislation will apply it to any crime involving a knife/gun and to gun trafficking. Also, the previous law required that there be a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison for assault with a weapon. I'd say that these changes are significant.... 166.87.255.133 (talk) 05:09, 13 August 2008 (UTC)