A British man who was shot alongside his new wife while honeymooning in Antigua died Sunday after a week of desperately fighting for life.

Ben Mullany never recovered from a coma he fell into after the shooting, which occurred in the couple's hotel room. He had been left with a bullet lodged in the back of his brain and a fractured skull following the suspected robbery, the Times of London reported.

His wife Catherine died instantly in the early morning attack in their hotel room a week earlier.

A man who drove the Mullanys on a tour around Antigua, identified by Sky News as Clarence James, has been taken into custody as Scotland Yard detectives came to the island to help investigate the double murder.

On Friday, Antigua's Police Commissioner Gary Nelson, told The Times he believed the shooting was linked to a recent execution-style murder of a Syrian immigrant in Antigua.

The couple was expected to have a joint funeral at the same church where they married on July 12.

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