Released Corby killer took own life

Murder victim Lee Wright, who was killed by Thomas McKinnon

Murder victim Lee Wright, who was killed by Thomas McKinnon

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A man who stabbed a teenager to death in a Corby pub took his own life just weeks after being released from prison.

Thomas McKinnon, 30, of Swingbridge Street, Foxton, served 10 years in prison after being convicted of the murder of Lee Wright, 18, in the White Hart pub in June 2002.

An inquest into his death, held in Kettering on Thursday, August 1, was told Mr McKinnon was found hanging at his parents home on March 11, this year.

Dr Rahul Tosar, of Market Harborough Medical Centre, said: “Mr McKinnon was struggling to be out of prison and was in a low mood.”

Coroner Anne Pember said that Mr McKinnon had taken his own life.

He lived in Corby at the time of the murder and admitted killing Mr Wright.