Honeymoon doctor Catherine Mullany shot dead on Antigua
A British newlywed has been shot dead and her husband critically injured in an apparent robbery while honeymooning in Antigua. Catherine Mullany is the 10th person murdered this year in Antigua, where rising violent crime is threatening to swamp the island's reputation as a idyllic holiday haven.
Catherine Mullany, née Bowen, and her husband, Benjamin, were attacked at their luxury holiday cottage at the Cocos Hotel on the southwest of the island. The couple were to have returned home to Rhos, near Swansea, the next day.
Guests in neighbouring cottages alerted police at 5am on Sunday after hearing several gunshots and finding Dr Mullany with a fatal head wound.
Dr Mullany’s husband, who is a trainee physiotherapist, was found with a neck wound and was last night being treated at the intensive care unit of the Holberton Hospital on the island.