NACSA NEWS May/June 1996

A father killed himself the day after a flare up with his girlfriend on St Valentine’s Day, a Leicester inquest heard. Mr Garett Williams (37) had been arguing with her over money for their children and matters came to a head when he received a letter from the Child Support Agency.

Mr Williams, of Peter’s Road, Leicester, took his own life on February 15 this year by tying electrical cord round his throat. He left two suicide notes and the inquest heard that he had been suffering from depression. The cause of death was given as a ligature round the neck and assistant deputy coroner Mr. Michael Charman recorded a verdict of suicide.