14 Oct 2009

Prison term reduced for Cuban spy

2:11 pm on 14 October 2009

A federal judge in Miami has reduced the prison term for a man convicted of spying on the United States for Cuba in a high profile case that led to heightened tensions between the two countries.

The BBC reports the judge reduced Antonio Guerrero's life sentence to just under 22 years.

Guerrero is one of five Cubans jailed in the US for spying on Cuban exile groups. He was previously sentenced to life imprisonment.

In June, the US Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal against the group's convictions.