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CA vacates death sentence on convict accused in the 2007 quintuple murder

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COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Appeal Court on Wednesday (25) vacated the death sentence imposed on the convict who was the second accused in the 2007 quintuple murder in Mahawatte, Delgoda.On the 22nd of February 2017, the Gampaha High Court Judge sentenced the second accused Welivita Liyanage Don Mahesh Lasantha Perera to death by hanging at the Welikada Prison.He was indicted with having committed the murder of five members of the same family, K.W.W.

Tillakaratne, A.D. Ramyalatha, S.A. Amawathie and two children Dilshan Maduwantha and Sajintha Lakshan at their residence at Mahawatte on the night of May 19th, 2007.Appeal Court Justice Bandula Karunarathna and R.

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