Man kills his wife and himself after fearing Japanese knotweed invasion

Posted By Staff

Date: April 9th, 2017

Japanese knotweedJapanese knotweedjapA man bludgeoned his wife to death with a perfume bottle and then killed himself after becoming convinced their home was being invaded by Japanese knotweed.

Lab technician Dr Kenneth McRae, 52, killed his 55-year-old wife Jane claiming the balance of his mind had become “disturbed” at the thought of the invasive plant spreading into his garden.

In a suicide note found by his body he wrote that fear over the damage the plant could cause to the value of his mortgage-free property had convinced him he had no option but to take his life.

He added that he had decided to kill his wife because he did not want to leave her a widow without an income.  More

NUTTY NEWS APPs: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch – Android

Nutty News Today – Nutty Videos - Nutty News on Facebook - Strange Crimes True Crime Stories – FBI Most Wanted – Amber Alerts – Strange Facts - Today’s Nutty Joke - True Prisoner Stories and Pictures - Technology News

Bookmark and Share

Leave a Reply