Arrested man drank pesticide in suicide bid
A man arrested in connection with the murder of his wife drank pesticide in an attempt to take his own life, police said today.
The chemical seeped through his skin, causing irritation to medical staff treating him in hospital after his arrest, a Hampshire Police spokeswoman said.
The dead woman, aged 40, who was identified locally as mother-of-four Margaret Kibuuka, was found in her home in the Shirley area of Southampton on Sunday morning after a call from a member of the public.
Her husband, who was named as George Kibuuka, is in Southampton General Hospital and is also being treated for a stab wound, the spokeswoman said.
Firefighters were called to the house in Richville Road and wore chemical protection suits to take away hazardous materials.
Detectives are trying to establish the circumstances leading to the woman's death. They are standing guard at Mr Kibuuka's bedside and will interview him when he is well enough.
A post-mortem examination will be conducted on the dead woman today.
Detective Inspector Dave Dilly who is leading the investigation, said: "Early indications suggest that this incident does not involve anyone else other than those mentioned and members of the public should therefore not be concerned. We are however keeping an open mind until we have spoken to the man."
Mia Khalifa: Pornhub star claims Drake sent her 'cringeworthy' naked photos on Instagram
Boris Johnson claims porn-obsessed Islamic jihadists are 'literally w*****s'
Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Putin opponent reveals Russian President's daughter's secret identity
Ball pool for adults opens in London
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account
- 1 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Game of Thrones season 5 trailer: The first full-length look is here
- 5 Rashida Jones speaks out against male-centric porn saying 'women should have sex and feel good about it'