Legislative changes to be made to indicate that death penalty will be applied, in cases of capital murder

Legislative changes are to be made to indicate clearly that the punishment for capital murder is the death penalty and where this is not applied, then the sentence will be life imprisonment, without parole.

Prime minister Andrew Holness says amendments to the Offences Against the Person Act, will make it clear to criminals, that they will not have the possibility of being released early.

Mr Holness says, persons who commit non-capital murder, will have to serve up to 45 years in prison, before being eligible for parole.


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