Honeymoon killer is dead

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One of the killers of a former South Yorkshire Police officer murdered on honeymoon has now died after escaping from jail and being shot and recaptured by police.

Newlyweds Ben and Catherine Mullany were shot in their Antigua hotel room in 2008. Local men Avie Howell and Kaniel Martin were jailed for life.

The Star reported on Saturday that Howell, aged 24, had escaped from prison with a fellow inmate – and was recaptured by police who shot him in the knees during a confrontation.

Police in Antigua have now revealed Howell died in hospital shortly afterwards.

Mr and Mrs Mullany, both 31, lived in Rhos, Wales and were shot in the head two weeks after their wedding.

Mrs Mullany died instantly while her husband – who served as a policeman in Rotherham before retraining as a physiotherapist –died a week later.