Zoltan Benedek, 30, took his own life after discovering his wife was having an affair with his best a friend, an inquest has heard
A man took his own life after discovering his wife was having an affair with his best a friend, an inquest has heard on Friday.
Zoltan Benedek, 30, had only just moved to Hull from his native Romania in February 2018, but less than three months later he was found dead at his home on June 18 last year.
Hull Coroner’s Court heard his wife had followed him to the city weeks later at the chance of a better life together and both got jobs at the same factory in the city.
But as soon as they arrived in Britain, she claims her carpenter husband stopped showing her affection and would ‘not hug or kiss her’.
She then struck up an intimate relationship with Mr Benedek’s best friend because he listened to her and attended to her needs, the hearing was told.
His wife told the inquest via an interpreter: ‘I told him about the affair and he suggested we go back to Romania. There was a big argument between us because of that. He seemed very annoyed.’
She added: ‘He then told me to p*** off and never wanted to see me again.’
The hearing was told his wife disclosed to him two weeks before his death that she was romantically involved with his best friend after ‘feeling guilty’ about her affair.
Her husband began behaving erratically after hearing the revelations – despite her saying that she wanted to still be with him.
Postmortem analysis found that Mr Benedek was almost three times the drink-drive limit and the medical cause of his death was hanging
Mr Benedek had called the factory where the pair worked in Hull and told bosses that his partner would not be in because she was going back to Romania.
The pair had a blazing row on the evening before Mr Benedek took his own life at their flat.
His wife told the hearing: ‘I left to stay with my husband’s friend that night, when I went back at around 2pm, the door was locked and I couldn’t get in.
‘I saw a silhouette of Zoltan at the window and then left. When I returned back at the house at 9am the next morning, I saw my key outside the door and when I let myself in, he was dead on the stairs.’
She also said that Mr Benedek drank at least three beers a day by himself, but it would quadruple if he was drinking with friends.
Postmortem analysis found that Mr Benedek was almost three times the drink-drive limit. He had 233 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of blood. The legal limit is 80 microgrammes in 100ml of blood.
Ian Richardson said the medical cause of death was hanging.
Police Constable Matthew Gillot said that there was no evidence of foul play or third-party involvement.
The inquest was concluded by assistant coroner Lorraine Harris as suicide.
The couple married in 2015 after meeting in a nightclub in Romania when they were aged 21.
Zoltan was brought up by his paternal grandparents and had no physical or mental health problems throughout his short life, the hearing was told.