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A father in the UK drowned his daughter in the bath before wrapping her lifeless body around her pet dogs, before sending his ex wife of 12 years a chilling text message and taking his own life back in June, an inquest has heard.
“You have left me with nothing. I’ll leave you with only memories,” Darren Flux-Edmonds, 44, wrote to his estranged wife Nikki Flux-Edmonds before drowning daughter Keziah, six, along with the family’s two pet dogs.
Mrs Flux-Edmonds called police after receiving the chilling text, before returning home to find the horror scene.
Keziah was found lying on her bed in her favourite pyjamas, with her arms wrapped around the dogs, she was rushed to hospital but they were unable to revive her.
"I would never have left Keziah alone with Darren had I thought he would hurt her. My world is over, I have nothing left," Mrs Flux-Edmonds said in a statement read to the hearing.
The Isle of Wight coroner’s court also heard how Mr Flux-Edmonds was taking antidepressant medicine and had been seeing a therapist before the tragedy occurred where he had reportedly revealed nightmares her experienced in which he murdered his wife and daughter, reports The Sun.
A month before the deaths, Mr Flux-Edmonds had attempted to take his own life and was assessed by his GP as a “priority” patient just two weeks before, according to the BBC.
"He took everything that was precious to you. He knew what he was going to do," Summeray told Keziah's mother during the hearing.
“This is the most awful case. You have conducted yourself with great dignity and courage. You must not blame yourself for what happened, it was totally unforeseeable.”
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