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Man kills wife and himself because he feared grass will grow on his property

By Mason White 5:56 PM October 14, 2015
Kenneth and Jane McRae 

By: Wayne Morin
A man snapped and killed his wife before committing suicide because he feared that wild grass will grow on his property, police in the United Kingdom said.

Kenneth and Jane McRae were found dead in their home in Rowley Regis.

In a suicide note left behind at the home, Kenneth McRae said that he feared the grass on the property near his home would extend and grow on his yard.

52-year-old Kenneth McRae murdered his wife before he killed himself, according to evidence found at the scene.

Kenneth McRae spoke warmly of his 55-year-old wife in his suicide note, but said that he had become disturbed by the presence of the wild grass nearby.

He felt that the grass would make it impossible for them to sell their home in the future. He said that he had killed his wife because he did not want her to be alone.

There was no history of domestic violence between the couple.

The couple’s home is valued at 190,000 pounds ($293,700).