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Marcin Domagalska, the husband of Danuta, gives a statement following the inquest. Speaking through an interpreter he thanked those involved in the search for his wife and the investigation that followed.
A Coroner has recorded a verdict of unlawful killing in the death of Polish farm worker Danuta Domagalska. She was strangled by her brother Piotr in a row over money. He then hanged himself on the farm, near Darlington, where they both worked. This is a timeline of the investigation last August.
The inquest into the death of Polish farm worker Danuta Domagalska has recorded a verdict of 'unlawful killing'.
Her strangled body was found in woods in County Durham last August. Her brother Piotr Lawniczak was found hanged days later. The inquest recorded a verdict of suicide.
Inquests will be heard into the deaths of a brother who murdered his sister before killing himself on the picturesque farm where they lived in County Durham.
The body of Danuta Domagalska, 27, was discovered in a shallow grave at New Moor Farm, Walworth Gate, near Darlington, last August.
It was two weeks after she was reported missing and, by that time, a full-scale police hunt had been launched and the body of her brother Piotr Lawniczak, 31, had been discovered hanging in nearby woods.
The inquest is being held at Chester-le-Street Magistrates' Court.
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A coroner has returned a verdict of unlawful killing following the death of a Polish farm worker who was strangled by her brother.