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HONEYMOON BRIDE DIED OF HEROIN OVERDOSE

A coroner stunned an inquest into a honeymooner who died abroad today by asking her husband if he was involved in her drugs death. Kristy Cadman-Jones, 27, died in her sleep at a luxury hotel in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh , towards the end of a month-long tour of the Far East with new husband Damian, 31. At the time of her death in January, it was suggested she had suffered a heart attack. But an inquest today heard how the former journalist was killed by a huge overdose of pure heroin. Giving evidence today, Mr Cadman-Jones claimed the couple had been offered a drug they thought was cocaine by two travellers they had met in a bar that night, and he ‘suspected’ his wife, a recruitment agency branch manager, took some. But the hearing was told that within hours of the bride’s death, someone had contacted her insurance company to make a claim on a life policy she had taken out. In extraordinary scenes, coroner Donald Coutts-Wood quizzed Mr Cadman-Jones, a solicitor who lived in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire with his wife, about the circumstances surrounding her death and pointed out inconsistencies in his statements. The coroner asked Mr Cadman-Jones: ‘Were you in any way involved with others in any intention to end your wife’s life?’ The solicitor denied he was - and said he did not know who had been in touch with Zurich, the insurance company with whom both he and his wife held life insurance policies.

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