Mum-of-four took own life after scribbling ‘sorry’ on bedroom wall following row

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A mum took her own life after her boyfriend dumped her at a children’s birthday party, a coroner heard.

Katrina Fuller scribbled the word “Sorry” on the wall before her body was discovered by her son, who immediately FaceTimed his girlfriend for help.

An inquest heard that during a friend’s daughter’s birthday party, there was an “incident” on the bouncy castle, before 35-year-old Katrina and her boyfriend got into a heated argument and split up.

The court heard how her partner had stormed off to stay at his sister’s house when the mother-of-four phoned him to tell him “she would do something stupid” before hanging up.

In a panic, the boyfriend telephoned the shop assistant’s son and asked him to “keep an eye” on his mother, fearing she would carry out her threat.

During the inquest the coroner’s clerk, John Halloran, read a statement saying: “Katrina’s son was hysterical.”

A number of family members who lived close by arrived at the home in Crawley, West Sussex as paramedics were resuscitating Katrina after receiving the harrowing phone call from her horrified son who was in shock.

Katrina was rushed to hospital and was immediately taken for a CT head scan as there were signs of a clinical brain injury, the assistant coroner heard.

A brain stem test was undertaken but on June 11, the “beautiful” mother tragically passed away at East Surrey Hospital in Redhill.

A post-mortem examination at the hospital determined that Katrina had died from a hypoxic brain injury as a result of asphyxia due to hanging.

Following her death, a family member was organising her funeral details when they found a message which said “Sorry” in Katrina’s bedroom.

Attending the inquest in Crawley, West Sussex, the family members asked whether Katrina was coming down from a cocaine binge when she died as this would explain her “state of mind.”

Assistant West Sussex coroner Sarah Clarke told Katrina’s ex-partner Luigi, her brother and father Terry: “It is the hardest part of any inquest, that you do not get the answers to the questions that you need to have closure.

“We know as much as we can about the circumstances. The truth is we may never have the answer to that question.”

Concluding the inquest, Ms Clarke reached a verdict of suicide, adding: “I am satisfied that Katrina did intend to end her own life.”

Friends and family raised £500 online for a treehouse for her two youngest children.

The tribute said: “On June 11 Katrina Fuller sadly passed away, she was a loving mother to four beautiful, talented and creative children.

“She was a big sister to Grant, a step-daughter to Graham and Steve, cousin to far too many to list and good friends to many people.

“She will be missed by so many people, she was always the life and soul of any party and lit up a room when she entered it. We all love her and will miss her deeply.

“This is such a sad time for everyone that knew her. She was an amazing, beautiful woman.”