Convicted murderers lose final appeals in Privy Council but will not face the hangman

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 18:15

Convicted murder Lester Pitman has lost his final appeal at the Privy Council.

Pitman was convicted of a triple murder in Cascade in 2001.

Pitman was seeking freedom on the argument that he had a low Intelligence Quota.

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Although he lost his appeal, Pitman does not face the hangman since his death sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment.

The British Law Lords also ruled on the case involving Neil Hernandez, who also had the death sentence commuted to life in prison.

Hernadez was found guilty of chopping 32-year-old Christine Henry and her and her six-year-old son Phillip to death in 2000.

He had appealed on the same grounds as Pitman.

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