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Killer set to hang

PUBLISHED: 10:14 30 April 2004 | UPDATED: 04:49 02 March 2010

TONY Fetherston's killer is set to hang for murdering him at his holiday home.

Joseph Hazel, 30, was sentenced yesterday to the death penalty on the Caribbean island of St Kitts after he had been found guilty by a majority verdict earlier in the month.

TONY Fetherston's killer is set to hang for murdering him at his holiday home.

Joseph Hazel, 30, was sentenced yesterday to the death penalty on the Caribbean island of St Kitts after he had been found guilty by a majority verdict earlier in the month.

Hazel, a painter, lived only a few hundred yards from the holiday home owned by Woodbridge millionaire Mr Fetherston and his wife Margaret in Basseterre, St Kitts. He shot the 65-year-old former RAF pilot on January 26, 2000, in the garden while his wife was a feet away talking to their daughter, Alex, in New York on the phone.

Mrs Fetherston said: ''It was generally felt he was a very bad lot. Maybe Tony's death has stopped a lot of bad things that were going on, on the island. There are people on the island having a party at the moment, I'm sure.

''My feeling is that he did a very terrible thing to my husband who really did a lot for the island.''

Hazel had already spent nearly 1,000 days in prison while awaiting trial and it is expected that he will appeal against the sentence.

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