Inquest hears evidence from prison officer

The prison officer who processed a suspect in the murder case of a couple from Birmingham, has given evidence at the inmate's inquest.

Rimvydas Liorancas died while awaiting trial in HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes for the killings of Avtar and Carole Kolar at their home in Handsworth Wood in January.

Mark Cairns was a discipline officer at the prison. Quoting from his report written during his initial interview with Liorancas on Saturday 21st January, Mr. Cairns said:

"His understanding of English very good. Good eye contact. States that he has no concerns at this time."

He conducted a further interview with Liorancas the following day,

He told the coroner:

"He was fine, he wasn't distressed in any way, he was calm. Good spirits. He had no concerns at all."

When told of Liorancas's subsequent apparent suicide a week later, Mr. Cairns said he was

"Shocked. I didn't think he'd ever do that. He had no concerns. He was happy."

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Double Murder Suspect Inquest

An inquest will begin into the death of the man who is alleged to have killed Avtar and Carole Kolar at their home in Birmingham. Rimvydas Liorancas was found hanged in his prison cell in January this year.