Honeymoon shooting victim dies in hospital

 

The British man who was shot on his honeymoon in Antigua last week has died, the hospital treating him said this evening.

Ben Mullany (31) suffered a fractured skull in the attack. He was flown home and arrived at Morriston Hospital, in Swansea, south Wales, in the early hours of yesterday.

Mr Mullany’s wife Catherine died instantly in the shooting, suspected to be a bungled robbery at their hotel on the Carribean island last Sunday.

A hospital spokeswoman said today: “Following brain stem testing that was  carried out earlier today, Ben Mullany has now passed away.

“The thoughts of all the staff who were involved in Ben’s care are with his  family at this very sad time.

“We would now ask the media to respect his family’s wishes, and allow them  privacy to grieve for Ben.” 

PA