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Staff shortages 'led to death'

08 Oct 2009 19:47:02

Staff shortages 'led to death'

Staff shortages at a mental health unit gave a woman accused of murdering her young son the "opportunity and time" to kill herself, an inquest jury ruled.Emma Manser, 24, of Exeter, Devon, was found hanged at The Dene, in Hassocks, West Sussex, on 17 July 2008. She had been charged with murdering her son Ryan and attempting to kill her mother at her home in April 2007. In a narrative verdict, the inquest jury said Ms Manser's death was "suicide beyond all reasonable doubt". She died from a.... read more


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