A mum sent a text saying “you’ve won” to her husband before tragically taking her own life, an inquest heard.
Amanda Jayne Sedgwick, 49, was discovered dead in her bedroom after sending several messages to her husband following a fight.
He was arrested on suspicion of murder but later released under investigation with no charges ever brought against him.
An inquest heard how he and Amanda had been sending each other texts on May 19 last year “centred around the marriage not working”.
DC Kate Norton told the hearing in Doncaster: “This had been a theme running for a long time throughout the marriage.”
At 7.59pm, Amanda messaged her partner saying: “You’ve won.”
He responded 10 minutes later: “I would quite happily die right now, so no [sic] you have won.”
Amanda replied at 8.12pm telling her husband, “Too late.”
She added: “Love that they were your last words to me.”
He replied shortly after “whatever” before continuing: “Cherish them.”
Amanda’s final message at 8.27pm read: “I didn’t think it would happen. I never thought a man would get me this low.
“Well done you, you are so much better than me.”
Tragically Amanda was discovered dead on her bed just over two hours later and had likely been dead a “couple of hours” by the time paramedics arrived.
The inquest was told there was no evidence Amanda suffered from mental health issues.
She had complained her husband, who denied any responsibility for her death, drank too much.
Recording a verdict of suicide, Coroner Louise Slater said: “She had been with her husband for a period of 23 years and she had two sons.
“The relationship had been challenging at times. At the time of Amanda’s death she had been furloughed due to COVID.
“It is also clear that there were a number of texts between Amanda and her husband during the evening of May 19.”