Dad leaves cryptic note before taking fatal overdose

Dad leaves cryptic note before taking fatal overdose

Dad leaves cryptic note before taking fatal overdose

First published in News

A HAMPSHIRE dad left a cryptic message on the internet days before taking an overdose, an inquest has heard.

Southampton Coroner’s Court heard that William Walsh, 46, was found dead in his bedroom after drinking alcohol and taking medicine prescribed for his depression and bi-polar disorder.

The father-of-three had left a note on a social networking page days before his death, saying: “Have made the biggest decision of my life, hope my mates understand.”

The inquest heard that Mr Walsh, from Newbury Road, Shirley, would not tell his wife Corrine what he meant by the message.

He also told his wife, whom he had separated from, that she should have the children.

Coroner Keith Wiseman said there was a high standard of proof for recording a verdict of suicide but he could not be certain Mr Walsh intended to kill himself.

Recording an open verdict, he said: “Where there has been no previous attempt to takes his life, I have an option that I’m going to exercise to record an open verdict.”

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10:54am Thu 31 Jan 13

tallaght says...

William was a father of 9 children so you got that wrong it was an open verdict not suicide.His friends all new what he meant on Facebook it was because he was giving Corrine the children. William Walsh know as BLUE was a great dad and was loved by all hope he can rest now and i hope his young children never see this as are are told untill they are older
William was a father of 9 children so you got that wrong it was an open verdict not suicide.His friends all new what he meant on Facebook it was because he was giving Corrine the children. William Walsh know as BLUE was a great dad and was loved by all hope he can rest now and i hope his young children never see this as are are told untill they are older tallaght
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