A STRING OF death row inmates could soon have their sentences commuted – leading to freedom for them after years in prison.
The process started yesterday with the cases of murder convicts Tyrone Cadogan and Lennox Boyce – two of the 13 on death row.
Barbados is attempting to fulfil its international obligation to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), which had ruled that the island’s old mandatory death penalty was a breach of one of its articles, the right to life.
Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson sat as a High Court judge in No. 1 Supreme Court to review the punishment under the old law which has since been changed, so that the death penalty is no longer automatic upon conviction of murder.
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