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    Antigua - Ben & Catherine Mullany, both 31, murdered on honeymoon, 27 July 2008

    Bride Killed, Groom Wounded In Antigua

    ST JOHN'S, Antigua, July 28, 2008

    (AP) A British doctor was killed and her newlywed husband critically wounded in an apparent robbery at a beach hotel in Antigua, officials in the Caribbean island said Monday.

    At least one gunman entered their cottage at Coco's Hotel before dawn Sunday and shot Catherine Bowen and Benjamin Mullany, Police Commissioner Gary Nelson said.

    Authorities have questioned several people but have not made any arrests, Nelson said
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    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/...n4300573.shtml

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    The couple, both 31, came to Antigua for a two-week honeymoon following their July 12 marriage, police said.
    They were scheduled to return home Monday, their families said in a statement.
    "We are deeply shocked and devastated at the recent events in Antigua and are struggling to comprehend what has happened to Ben and Catherine," the families said.
    The wife was a doctor from the Pontardawe area of south Wales, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported.
    Police Inspector Cornelius Charles said that the motive appeared to be robbery but authorities had not ruled out other possibilities.

    http://news.aol.com/article/doctor-k...658x1200343314

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    Awww how horrific!!
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    Thank you for the update Lola.

    I hope they can solve this crime. It's very sad.
    One thing that bothers me is one of the most recent updates of the case, comes from the tourism spokesman....I almost hear echos of Aruba.

    I so hope the investigation of this case reaches a speedy conclusion.


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    The husband has now died, as well. The article stated that a joint funeral will be held in the same church where they were married on July 12. So, so sad. But maybe it was a blessing for him that he died without ever knowing his bride was gone as well.

    Scotland Yard is questioning a suspect:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,397002,00.html
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    Two women charged with the murders of the British couple

    The net was tonight dramatically closing in on the killers of British honeymoon couple Benjamin and Catherine Mullany as police in Antigua arrested two women. They were charged in connection with the cold-blooded double murder at the couple’s romantic villa on July 27. It is believed the pair, aged 32 and 22, are accused of handling goods stolen from the Welsh newlyweds on the night they were gunned down at Cocos Hotel.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/index.html

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    From December 2011:

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wa...ullany-1801184

    Mr Mullany and his wife Catherine, both 31, were both shot in the head while staying on the holiday island of Antigua in 2008. They had been married a mere fortnight when Kaniel Martin and Avie Howell burst into their hotel chalet at 5am brandishing a Glock pistol.

    After gunning down the Welsh newlyweds in cold blood, Martin and Howell then went on to kill a local shopkeeper in almost identical circumstances less than a fortnight later.

    Yesterday a judge at Antigua’s High Court handed the pair three life sentences - although decided against imposing the death penalty because the shootings were not "the worst of the worst".



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