AN events planner gassed killed herself when her married lover broke off their torrid affair – and his wife refused to “share” him.
Tragic Emily Henthorn, 25, gassed herself to death after Andrew Hardman called off their nine-month romance to make amends with his wife.
Tragic Emily Henthorn, 25, gassed herself to death after Andrew Hardman called off their nine-month romance[/caption]
Speaking at her inquest in Bolton, Andrew told how a tearful Emily wept: “If I can’t live with you, I can’t live without you” when he ended their fling.
He said: “At first we were nothing more than acquaintances or friends but a short time later friendship turned into a relationship and that relationship carried on for about five months.
“On April 27 I told my wife about the relationship. But following a discussion with her we decided to resurrect our relationship and I ended the relationship with Emily.
“I saw when she was working at the hall but she said words to the effect of: ‘if I can’t live with you I can’t live without you’.”
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“I tried to calm her by saying: ‘you didn’t want to do anything silly’ and persuaded her she had a life to live.
“But when I spoke to her on Saturday May 2, by phone she said: ‘without you my life is not worth living’ and repeated it.”
Andrew said he then got a text message from Emily asking if his wife would “share” him.
He added: “I can’t remember what I said but it was a ridiculous question to ask. I said I would ring her back I did ring her back but she didn’t answer.”
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“The next contact I had when her dad phoned me up on the Saturday to say she had died.”
Recording a conclusion of suicide, coroner Alan Walsh said: “I am greatly saddened by the fact Emily was outgoing, attractive, vivacious personality.
“She was quite clear she was intending to end her life.”
A tearful Emily begged Andrew’s wife to ‘share’ him[/caption]
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