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Bail granted for suspect in Antigua murder; INTERNATIONAL.

A woman charged in connection with the murders of British honeymoon couple Ben and Catherine Mullany has been granted bail.

Ramona Mejia Gervasio, 32, who is charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and receiving stolen goods, was granted pounds 2,080 bail when she appeared before St John's magistrates' court in the Antiguan capital.

Mr and Mrs Mullany, from Pontardawe, South Wales, were shot in their holiday cottage on July 27 - the last day of their honeymoon on the Caribbean island.

Asecond woman, Francisca Baez De La Cruz, 22, has been remanded in custody charged with robbery with violence, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and receiving stolen goods.

A third, 31-year-old Jeorgette Aaron, is also in custody charged with perverting the course of justice, accessory after the fact to robbery, and accessory after the fact to murder.

Two men, Kaniel Martin, 20, and Avie Howell, 17, are being held in custody charged with the couple's murder, robbery and receiving stolen goods.

Mrs Mullany, 31, a doctor, died instantly in the attack at the Cocos Hotel and Resort. Her husband, a trainee physiotherapist, also 31, died in hospital in Swansea after he was flown home in a coma.

Earlier this month, the couple were buried in a private ceremony believed to have taken place at St John the Evangelist Church in Cilybebyll, where they married in July.

A funeral service will be held for them at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, next month.
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