A bride-to-be struggling to cope with the death of her best
friend accidentally killed herself after believing she could go
â€œhalf-way to heavenâ€ in a bid to say
a final goodbye.
Jazmine Howarth, 25, claimed she could â€œcontrolâ€ death and meet up with tragic mum-of-one Dionne Corbett â€“ who died just two weeksâ€™ earlier â€“ before returning â€œto the land of the livingâ€.
But 24 hours after visiting Dionneâ€™s body in a chapel of rest, Jazmine was found hanged in a community garden near her home by her fiancee, after he followed her out of their home following a row.
It emerged she had penned a string of letters saying she wanted
to meet Dionne, also 25, â€œfor one last
timeâ€, before coming back so she could
â€œcarry on with her lifeâ€.
Following Dionneâ€™s death, a devastated Jazmine, from Radcliffe agreed to speak at the funeral and went with her mother to see her body at the chapel of rest.
Jazmineâ€™s fiance Brendan Cawley told the inquest:
Â â€œThey classed each other as sisters, one wouldnâ€™t do without the other. She broke down crying saying, â€˜yeh but I promised I would go and get herâ€™.
â€œShe said that she wanted to go and see her, go halfway to make sure she was alright. Two days before she died I woke up in the middle of the night and looked at Jazmine, she was writing on a piece of paper, I said â€˜what are you doingâ€™. She said â€˜nothing itâ€™s stupidâ€™. I thought in my head that it must be something to do with Dionne.â€
On the day of Jazmineâ€™s death, Mr Cawley said they had argued and she ran away from the house, locking the door behind her. He found her body as he went looking for her. Mr Cawley added:
Â â€œI think she kind of expected me to save her.â€