Drugs' mix-up costs bride her life on honeymoon

Syndicated from IANS | Published on Fri, Dec 7 2012 20:36 IST | 4 Views | Add comment

A newly-wedded woman collapsed and died during her honeymoon trip in Cambodia after mistakenly taking heroin for cocaine, an inquest has heard.

Kristy Cadman-Jones, 27, died near the end of a four-week tour of Southeast Asia which she was taking with husband Damian, 31, the Daily Express reported.

The couple had been married for six months when they took their honeymoon in Thailand and Vietnam before travelling to Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

Cadman-Jones died in her sleep in their hotel room Jan 9.

At the inquest into her death at Leicester town hall, where the couple were married in July 2011, Deputy Leicestershire Coroner Donald Coutts-Wood heard how the recruitment consultant died after taking heroin, which she mistakenly believed to be cocaine.

Cadman-Jones, from Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, said his wife was an occasional user of cocaine.

Coutts-Wood challenged Cadman-Jones over his involvement in wife's death, referring to inconsistencies in statements and the fact that insurance firm Zurich had been contacted on the day of the tragedy.

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