Army Veteran And His Wife Die In Tragic ‘Suicide Pact’ After Becoming ‘Too Poor To Live Through The Winter’

Army veteran and his wife die in tragic ‘suicide pact’ after becoming ‘too poor to live through the winter’ (Daily Mail, Nov 9, 2012):

  • Every month the couple walked 12 miles to a soup kitchen to get free food
  • Charity said they ‘slipped through the net’
  • Mark and Helen Mullins kept food in plastic bags in their garden because they couldn’t afford a fridge
  • Driven to despair at having to live off £57.50 a week
  • Poverty-stricken pair found dead at home last Friday

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