Verdicts in Morecambe double death case

A TORRISHOLME man killed his wife and then hanged himself, an inquest has confirmed.

Robert Holden strangled Nicola Holden with a belt in the bedroom of their home at Low Lane on March 4. He then hanged himself from a loft beam, having left a suicide note. The court heard the couple had been experiencing marital difficulties.

A coroner at Preston Crown Court said Mr Holden died by hanging and recorded a verdict of suicide, and said Mrs Holden died through ligature strangulation and recorded a verdict of unlawful killing.

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