A woman from England has died in what appears to be an attempt to stop her boyfriend’s suicide. Corinne Hayes, 23 was upset that her boyfriend Brian Marshall, 33, appeared to be close to killing himself.
According to the UK publication Metro, Hayes thought her boyfriend would find her in time and that her threat would inspire him to spare his own life. She sent a text to Marshall saying, “If you are going to do it, so am I. Meet you on the other side.”
However, he reportedly didn’t see the text in time. By the time he did, it was too late. Tragically, she was pronounced dead at Marshall’s apartment over the weekend.
Hayes was a healthcare worker and a godmother of three.
Her mother, Mandy Hayes said, “Corinne was kind and sociable and had a heart of gold – she was everyone’s best friend.”
Corinne and Marshall began dating in the Fall of 2016. According to Metro, he suffered mental health problems while Hayes had been diagnosed with anxiety.
In response to Corinne’s death, Marshall has been detained under the Mental Health Act, the Manchester Evening News reports. The Mental Health Act allows police to treat or arrest those diagnosed with a mental disorder against their wishes.
Two other men, both age 28, were arrested on suspicion of murder, but have since been released.
“She had plans to go to Parklife festival the next day with her friend Sarah, she had just got a promotion at work and had everything to look forward to,” Corrine’s mother said. “As far as I knew she had never attempted to self-harm and she was always so happy.”