Manchester death reports shock Manchester

Man stabbed lover to death then took his own life after wrongly accusing her of cheating

A jealous lover stabbed his girlfriend to death then took a fatal overdose after he wrongly suspected she had been cheating on him, an inquest heard.

John Lee Morris, 32, knifed Niki Campbell, 30, multiple times at his flat just hours after they argued in a pub in the days before Christmas in 2017.

He then took a lethal amount of paracetamol before collapsing beside the victim, the hearing was told. Their bodies were later found lying side by side two days later by a neighbour in Harpurhey, Manchester, who had asked for the return of his iron.

Police investigating the tragedy found texts sent by Morris where he accused Miss Campbell of being unfaithful. He had a history of beating his girlfriend and relatives said she was often seen

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