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This is the story of a vet, Ryan James, his lover and his wife. Rough Justice: ‘The Vet’s Wife’: Ryan James, BBC 1996
Ryan James’s wife Sandra was devoted to him and to their three young children. ibid.
‘I’ve just found my wife dead in bed.’ ibid. Ryan’s 999 call
Sandra James’s body had a cocktail of veterinary drugs … But was it murder or suicide? ibid.
Far from being the perfect couple, the previous September some of Sandra’s friends had learned that all was not well. ibid.
Shortly afterwards, Ryan left his wife and children and moved into a bungalow with Catherine. But after seven weeks Ryan was back. ibid.
Suicide is a far more likely explanation than murder. ibid.
David-Ryan James was convicted of the murder of his estranged wife. The cause of death was the administration of veterinary drugs. The conviction was quashed on appeal, based on discovery of a note showing that the victim was intending to commit suicide. Evidence-Based Justice Lab online article