Woman shot husband then killed herself

An inquest has heard how a woman shot her husband then killed herself.

The bodies of  Paul Laithwaite and his wife Jean Laithwaite were found dead at their luxury home at Sealand in North Wales.

Mr Laithwaite had head injuries and his wife, was found in the bath.

North East Wales coroner John Hughes described it as a mind numbing tragedy.

Two of their  three sons discovered what had happened when they went to the house after their  calls remained unanswered.

What caused the tragedy remains a mystery although the inquest heard that Mrs Laithwaite was depressed following the death of her father.

The coroner recorded a verdict of unlawful killing on the husband and suicide on the wife.