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British widow returns after husband’s killing in Jamaica

THE HAPPY COUPLE: Marcia and Barry married in 2001 in London

A TRAUMATISED widow has returned home to south London after the killing of her husband in Jamaica in April.

Marcia Bennett, who told her exclusive story to The Voice days after her married partner of 12 years had been gunned down by muggers, returned home on May 25, despite ticket problems with British Airways.

Originally, the airline had denied her the opportunity to freely extend her return flight so she could bury her late husband Barrington, who died from his gunshot wound on April 12.

However, she told The Voice BA had eventually relented and exchanged her return ticket for the one of her husband, who was scheduled to fly back at a later date in May.

“The last few weeks have been terrible, I’ve gone through so much,” the 44-year-old mother of two said.

“They did give my husband’s ticket in the end, and I managed to bury him in Jamaica.


DISRAUGHT: Widow Marcia Bennett holds a picture of her late husband

“The High Commission got the ticket for me, because BA were giving me the run around.”

Now she is back at her Croydon home, Bennett is at a loss for what to do.

“I feel terrible because I have to be back in the house my husband and I shared for so long,” she said.

“I haven’t got a clue what I’ll do; my head is all over the place,” the widow added.

Bennett, who said she felt isolated in Jamaica, has had the support of her “great” friends since returning, nonetheless the stress of the ordeal is very much with her – she said she cannot sleep and is now taking prescription tablets to help.

Also, the experience has left her with some of her hair falling out.

Furthermore, she still is in the dark in regards to the investigation into her husband’s killing, with Jamaican police, which she described as “useless”, having not kept her abreast of any new developments.

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