Jewish student Jeremiah Duggan did not commit suicide, a coroner has ruled.
Andrew Walker “totally rejected” a ruling by a German court that Mr Duggan had killed himself by running out in front of traffic on a motorway in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2003.
The coroner also ruled that the fact that Mr Duggan had revealed himself to be Jewish while attending a conference of the extreme Larouche organisation may have had a bearing on how he died, causing him to be distressed and at risk from other members of the organisation.
Recording a narrative verdict at the end of a three-day inquest at Barnet Coroner’s Court, Mr Walker ruled that at 6am on March 27 2003, Mr Duggan received fatal injuries following a collision with two cars on a dual carriageway some distance from the flat he was staying at.
Earlier that night, Mr Duggan, who had been lodging with a family in Wiesbaden, made an “alarming” phone call to his mother and girlfriend before fleeing the house of his hosts.
In reaching his conclusion, the coroner also rejected the assertions of several expert witnesses instructed by the Duggan family, that the scene of their son’s death had been arranged to appear as a suicide… [READ MORE]
By Matei Clej