Jamaica: Death Penalty/Legal concern
Steve Shaw, Desmond Taylor, Beresford Whyte. Steve Shaw and Desmond Taylor, who were scheduled to be hanged on 13 April 1999, have had their stays of execution extended until 4 May so that the Jamaican Court of Appeal can hear their constitutional motions. The Jamaican High Court had dismissed their constitutional motions on 12 April, but granted a stay of execution until 16 April. Beresford Whyte, who was scheduled to be hanged on 15 April, was granted a 10-day stay of execution that day, after a constitutional motion was filed on his behalf in the Jamaican High Court.