A FORMER Northwich man had downloaded pages from an internet suicide website before taking a fatal overdose of pills, an inquest heard.
The site – which gave explicit information on how to commit suicide – was slammed by the coroner.
More than 20 Printed pages from the website were found on January 11, near the body of 42-year-old computer expert Andrew Trawicki who killed himself at a Travelodge in Wrexham.
North East Wales coroner John Hughes condemned the website as “facile” and said there was nothing amusing about the misery facing Mr Trawicki’s Northwich family and fiancée who expected to be getting married in April.
Mr Trawicki, who was £80,000 in debt, booked himself into the motel on July 12. He was discovered next day with a plastic bag over his head.
Police found letters addressed to his family, his fiancée and to the Travelodge, apologising for what had happened.
Pathologist Dr Pauline Dowling said he had died from a massive overdose of paracetamol and Ibuprofen.
His brother, Mark Trawicki, of Woodham Close, Hartford, said Andrew entered a successful career in computing after graduating from Manchester University, gaining regular promotions.
He married in 1995 but divorced two years later.
He was in a very happy relationship and due to marry in April, although the family thought he had been in a couple of failed relationships which could have resulted in financial stress.
Mr Hughes said the letter to his brother clearly contemplated suicide and left instructions for his funeral.
It also made it clear his suicide had absolutely nothing to do with his fiancée and that his financial problems were the cause of his death.
Mr Trawicki said: “We had no idea he had got into that kind of financial situation.”
Mr Hughes, recording a verdict of suicide, said: “I have to say I am very concerned about the availability of this material on the Internet.”