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​New Channel 5 Show 'Murdered On My Honeymoon' Sounds Seriously Chilling

​New Channel 5 Show 'Murdered On My Honeymoon' Sounds Seriously Chilling

If, like us, you're hibernating this January, you'll want some programmes to add to your TV watch list.

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The first case the programme deep dives into is of Michaela McAreavey from Northern Ireland. On the second day of her honeymoon with husband John in Mauritius in 2011, she was found dead in the bathtub of the couple's hotel room.

Michaela had just finished lunch with John and decided to pop back to the room for a dark chocolate Kit-Kat, but she never returned.

Michaela McAreavey was found lifeless in the bath on her honeymoon in Mauritius (Credit: Irish News/PA Archive/PA Images)
Michaela McAreavey was found lifeless in the bath on her honeymoon in Mauritius (Credit: Irish News/PA Archive/PA Images)

John soon wondered where his new wife was and on arrival back to their room discovered her lifeless in the bath.

The TV show will take a look at how the police handled the case and how a killer was never uncovered, devastating John and Michaela's family who still have so many unanswered questions.

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They are still fighting for the truth, having endured a collapsed trial that saw two not guilty verdicts.

Catherine and Ben Mullany were shot dead on their honeymoon (Credit: South Wales Police/PA Archive/PA Images)
Catherine and Ben Mullany were shot dead on their honeymoon (Credit: South Wales Police/PA Archive/PA Images)

The show will also look at the tragedy of the Mullany couple, Catherine and Ben from South Wales - who were found shot dead in their chalet in Antigua whilst on their post-wedding getaway.

Catherine died immediately, whilst Ben fought for his life but died just days later. So much for a romantic paradise vacation.

Justice was found for the couple, but the horrific event left their families devastated.

Kim Spooner, Director of charity Murdered Abroad, features in the programme to discuss the cases (Credit: Channel 5)
Kim Spooner, Director of charity Murdered Abroad, features in the programme to discuss the cases (Credit: Channel 5)

The programme will explore the testimony of the cases, interview journalists who reported on the cases at the time and explore the incidents surrounding the murders, including the heartbreaking decisions the families had to make.

Sounds like a good one for the true crime obsessives among us.

Murdered On My Honeymoon airs tonight at 10pm on Channel 5.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 5

Topics: Weddings, TV and Film, True Crime, TV Entertainment, Documentary

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a journalism degree, Lauren started off in real life magazines before moving into the fashion and lifestyle sector at the likes of Mail Online and Sun Online. Contact Tyla: [email protected]

 

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