Husband cleared of wife’s death after ‘blazing row’ as Doncaster inquest rules she died as a result of an accident.

Police at the scene following Frances Lee's death.

Police at the scene following Frances Lee's death.

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A retired Doncaster magistrate - whose husband was initially arrested on suspicion of her murder - died accidentally from falling down the stairs, an inquest has decided.

Frances Lee’s third husband, Rodger, spent a day in police custody before CCTV evidence proved he was outside their Warmsworth home drinking lager and smoking after they had ‘a blazing row’.

The couple’s troubled marriage had initially cast suspicion on Mr Lee, now 67, after he discovered his wife’s body lying at the foot of the stairs in their semi-detached home in Norbreck Road.

 

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