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 Cetino Perez||June 29, 2000||kidnapping and murder of businesswoman Isabel de Botra||lethal injection||Alfonso Portillo|
|5||Tomas Cerrate Hernandez||June 29, 2000||kidnapping and murder of businesswoman Isabel de Botra||lethal injection||Alfonso Portillo|
- Execution chamber in Guatemala
- "The Death Penalty in Guatemala: On the road towards abolition" (Archive). International Federation for Human Rights.
- "Guatamala: First Ever Execution By Lethal Injection Carried Out - 1998." Associated Press.
- "Guatemala - Man executed by lethal injection." Associated Press.
- "Guatemala - Two men executed for rape and murder - 1996 ." Associated Press.
- "GUATEMALA: KIDNAPPERS KILLED BY LETHAL INJECTION." Associated Press.
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