Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Data on Death Penalty:    Summary     /    Detailed

Number of Individuals Currently Under Sentence of Death: 1

Year of Last Known Execution: 1995

St Vincent’s sole death row inmate gets favourable Privy Council ruling

St Vincent and the Grenadines’ only death row prisoner will benefit from a Privy Council ruling that found unconstitutional, a law excluding persons in the country sentenced to death from applying for an extension of time to have their case reviewed by a higher court.

With the Privy Council ruling, the matter will be remitted to the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal, which will decide whether to grant an extension of time in this case.

Lovelace was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 2004. His conviction and sentence were initially quashed but then re-imposed following a re-trial in 2009.

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