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
Newlyweds Benjamin and Catherine Mullany. She was murdered and he was seriously wounded on the last day of their Caribbean honeymoon.
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(Newser) – 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."