Bride Murdered on Honeymoon

6 held as husband fights for life after suspected botched robbery
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2008 2:34 AM CDT
Bride Murdered on Honeymoon
Newlyweds Benjamin and Catherine Mullany. She was murdered and he was seriously wounded on the last day of their Caribbean honeymoon.

Six people are being questioned in the murder of a British bride on the final day of her honeymoon on the Caribbean island of Antigua, reports the BBC. The 31-year-old pediatrician was shot dead and her husband critically wounded in what investigators say was a botched robbery at a cottage at a private resort.

Tourists in a neighboring cottage at the Cocos Hotel Antigua, a popular honeymoon spot, said they heard screams and shots early Sunday morning. "It was an awful sound and I'll remember it forever," said a woman who had met the newlyweds. "They were a lovely couple and seemed so well suited. She talked about wanting to have children." (More Antigua stories.)

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