Armed Gang Burst Into The Reception Claiming The Groom Owned Them Money
A new bride was forced to watch her new husband being shot dead by masked gunmen at their Jamaican wedding reception.
Jacqueline Cousins, 49, married Dameion Cousins, 31, in an idyllic ceremony in the Caribbean.
But hours later an armed gang burst into the reception claiming the groom owned them $10,000 Jamaican dollars – just £60.
They held the bride at gunpoint while Mr Cousins was shot in the head outside in the driveway.
Mrs Cousins, a family support worker, from Hornsey, North London, said she has no idea why the gang targeted her husband.
She said started screaming and screaming and could not believe what she was seeing.
She said – ‘I lay down next to him and I put my head on his chest. I realised he was dead.
‘We were just two people who really loved each other and had taken that move to be together and just a few hours later this is what I was dealing with.’
The mother-of-seven first met Mr Cousins – a songwriter and performer – when she visited her parent’s home in Jamaica 11 years ago.
The couple did not begin dating until seven years later when her previous marriage fell apart.