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The Coroner has recorded a verdict of suicide in the death of 63 year-old Brenda Leyland from Burton Overy in Leicestershire.
She was found dead in a hotel room after inhaling helium, two days after being confronted on Sky News as an alleged poster of internet hate messages about the parents of Madeleine McCann.
Sky News reporter Martin Brunt has told the Brenda Leyland inquest that he traced her from a police dossier using basic Internet search techniques.
He and a cameraman waited outside her house and approached her. When Brunt asked her why she was saying things about the McCanns she replied "I'm entitled to."
After the confrontation on camera Brunt stayed in Burton Overy to get shots.
He approached her again later same day and she invited him in for an off camera chat.
Brunt told the inquest Leyland told him she tweeted about McCanns because she had concerns about fundraising.
A police sergeant has told the inquest into her death that Brenda Leyland had spent the last days of her life looking online about suicide methods.
Brenda Leyland was 63 and lived at Burton Overy in Leicestershire.
Her family are not at the inquest but several "supporters" are in the public gallery.
The inquest has resumed in Leicester into the death of an alleged internet troll, Brenda Leyland, who was found dead in a hotel room shortly after she had been challenged by a Sky News reported on-air, about her online attacks against the parents of Madeleine McCann.
The inquest has heard toxicology reports on the body of Brenda Leyland indicated she had consumed alcohol and anti-depressants.
The inquest continues.