Shooting champion’s suicide — (The Telegraph)

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The Telegraph

12:00AM BST 15 Jul 2004

A woman who twice won the world clay pigeon shooting championship killed herself with her own shotgun two weeks after seeing her boyfriend in a nightclub with his ex-wife, an inquest heard yesterday.

Joanne Marsh, 26, shot herself in the head in November after plunging into a deep depression brought on by the incident and also the stress of moving house. Her “on-off” boyfriend, Graham Pope, said she told him the doctor had given her anti-depressants.

The inquest in Wells, Somerset, heard that Miss Marsh’s body was discovered at Marshes Peat Supplies, in Sharpham, near Glastonbury, Somerset, the family business.

Tony Williams, the East Somerset coroner, recorded a verdict of suicide.