Antigua police capture convicted murderer who escaped custody in 2010
Police say they have recaptured a prisoner who had been serving a 40 year jail sentence for murder.
They said Steven Alphonse had escaped on January 27, 2010 when prisoners were engaged in removing coal from a pit.
He had been sentenced to death in 1993 for the brutal murder of a young woman, but appealed the case in 2007 and the sentence was commuted to 40 years in jail.
Alphonse escaped lawful custody on two previous occasions, making his way to the neighbouring French island of Guadeloupe during one of these escapes.
Prior to his arrest, Police described Alphonse as “dangerous”. He is due to appear in court later this week on charges related to his escape from prison.
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