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Capital punishment in Guatemala

Capital Punishment is legal in Guatemala. A moratorium was placed on it from 2000–2010, but the ban was lifted by President Álvaro Colom. He has further stated he will not pardon persons sentenced to death. Currently, the national method of execution is lethal injection. The only crimes punishable by death are aggravated murder and several military and political crimes.

Executions since 1983

Executed person Date of execution Crime Method Under President
1 Pedro Castillo September 13, 1996 kidnapping, rape and murder of a 4-year-old girl firing squad Álvaro Arzú
2 Roberto Giron September 13, 1996 kidnapping, rape and murder of a 4-year-old girl firing squad Álvaro Arzú
3 Manuel Martinez Coronado February 10, 1998 slaughtering seven members of a single family lethal injection Álvaro Arzú
4 Amilcar Cetin June 29, 2000 kidnapping and murder of businesswoman Isabel de Botra lethal injection Alfonso Portillo
5 Tomas Cerrate June 29, 2000 kidnapping and murder of businesswoman Isabel de Botra lethal injection Alfonso Portillo

References

  • http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=41189
  • http://www.handsoffcain.info/bancadati/schedastato.php?idstato=16000067

External links

  • Execution chamber in Guatemala
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