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Man accidentally kills lover while trying to commit suicide

By Mason White 12:14 PM September 3, 2015
Richard Conroy 

By: Chan Yuan
A man was arrested after he shot his girlfriend while attempting to commit suicide.

Richard Conroy, 38, is accused of killing his lover in their home in England.

Conroy said that he intended to shoot himself, but he accidentally shot the woman, a court heard.

The couple shared an apartment in Holloway, London. After he killed his girlfriend, Conroy called police and cried. “Take me away, I’ve killed her, I shot her twice in the face,” he said.

Foley, 32, who worked as an accountant for a military defense company, was found dead on the sofa with wounds in the neck and chest.

Conroy, who is only 5 feet 1 inch tall, said he had been a victim of domestic abuse by Foley, and when she began screaming at him, he could not take it anymore so he reached for the gun.

He said that he accidentally shot her while Foley was trying to grab the gun away from his hands.