Retired businessman killed wife before shooting himself with shotgun

Police officers at the scene of the deaths last May

Police officers at the scene of the deaths last May

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A retired businessman from Loddington shot his wife in the head before killing himself with a shotgun, an inquest heard.

Donald Knight, who was 78-years-old when he died last year, and his wife Mary, better known to friends as Margaret, 77, were both found dead, with gunshot wounds to their heads, at their remote property off Mawsley Road by police on May 1 last year – Mrs Knight’s birthday.

The couple’s inquest was heard at Northampton General Hospital today (Tuesday, February 25).

 

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