Thursday, April 14, 2016

Woman hangs herself because she did not have kids

A woman who wished to have children killed herself in her bedroom after leaving a tragic note saying she 'wanted to be loved' for who she was, an inquest heard today.

Janice Ramona Tucker hanged herself at her home in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, after arguing with her long-term partner about starting a family .

The 30-year-old and her boyfriend of 12 years, Paul Martin, had often discussed the idea of having children together, a coroner was told.


But one evening last May, the pair started rowing about their future plans at their shared flat in Hartington Street after having a drink.

That night, Mr Martin slept on the living room sofa, while Miss Tucker went off to the bedroom, the inquest heard.

But the next morning, the horrified boyfriend walked into the bedroom to discover his partner hanged to death.

Police later found a heartbreaking final note from Miss Tucker, saying she 'wanted to be loved' for who she was.

Recording a verdict of suicide, coroner Robert Chapman said: "What we know of her last day was that she had been working on the Friday evening at the pub until 8pm.

"After that she had been joined by Mr Martin. They had a pleasant evening.

"When they got home they had a bit of an argument over Janice's wish to have a child. It was something that was preying on her mind.

"The discussion was such that he decided to sleep on the sofa and Janice went to bed.

"I am satisfied that she killed herself and it's clear from the notes that she intended to do so."

The inquest at Barrow Town Hall heard that Mr Martin had been planning to propose to Miss Tucker before the tragedy struck.

On the night of May 15, 2015, the couple had been having drinks at The Ormsgill hotel, where Miss Tucker worked behind the bar.

The coroner explained how Miss Tucker had been treated for depression a few years ago and had taken an 'impulsive' overdose in 2012.

The court heard that emergency services were called out to the couple's flat at around 9.40am and Miss Tucker was declared dead at the scene.

Mr Martin told the inquest that he had argued with his girlfriend before her death about 'having children' and, as a result, he had slept on the sofa.

He said: "I wanted to get something to eat and go to bed but she brought up the conversation of having children.

"We had already said we were going to have children, we had even picked names.

"It turned into an argument so I slept on the sofa and Janice went to bed."

The next morning, Mr Martin went to check on Miss Tucker to see if she had got up for work.

He said: "The door would not move at first so I gave it more of a shove and I heard a thud."

Mr Martin dialled 999 for Cumbria Police and officers found suicide notes at the scene.

During the inquest. Miss Tucker's hotel employers said that her behaviour at work had been 'normal and upbeat' on the night before her death.

They said: "There was nothing unusual.

"She was laughing and joking with everybody. This has been a complete and utter shock."

Speaking after the hearing, Miss Tucker's mother Ingrid Middleton described her daughter as a 'bubbly' woman who loved singing karaoke.

She said: "You couldn't get her off the karaoke machine.

"She was always known as a grinner because she never smiled with her teeth.

"She was well loved and her family miss her everyday, especially her sisters.

"The last line she wrote said 'all I ever wanted to do was live my life and be loved for who I was'.

"I loved her very much for who she was."

Source: Mirror

1 comment:

  1. This is sad, and why would she do that? Is there no more adoption agencies out there?

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