Charlotte Guy’s last words to her boyfriend Jack Hurst were: “I love you – knowing that you hate me is enough.”
In an unfortunate series of events, a 17-year-old hanged herself after accidentally confessing to her boyfriend of cheating on him! Charlotte Guy, 17, from Wigan, had originally intended to send the confessionary Snapchat message to her friend – only to send it to her boyfriend.
The boyfriend, Jack Hurst, 20, provided the details to her tragic suicide in a recently held inquest. He told the hearing he had been dating Charlotte on and off for the past two years. He revealed that Charlotte had had emotional troubles in the past:
“She had made comments to me before about feeling that the world wasn’t meant for her”.
The couple had been going through a difficult phase and Charlotte had broken off the relationship just 3 days before the sad event.
“I went to see her in Wigan on the 21 September. I spoke to her and she said that she wanted to end the relationship,” Jack said.
“She said that she felt like she couldn’t trust me but wanted to stay friends. I said that it wasn’t what I wanted but I went back to my parents in Blackpool,” he added.
“She asked if I was okay and I said that I felt we could continue our relationship. Charlotte went out with friends that night and I didn’t hear much from her.”
We carried on texting the next day and she told me that she kissed someone else that night. She went out on the Saturday night too.”
It was on Sunday, the 24th of September, that Charlotte sent the message to Jack who was studying in Newcastle then.
“The Snapchat referenced her sleeping with someone on the Saturday night. She told me that it wasn’t for me, and apologized and said she was a horrible person.”
“She said that she wanted to talk and explain but I said that I didn’t feel like talking and to message me to say what she wanted to say.
Jack said the next message from Charlotte was a ‘goodbye’ text, which concerned him.
“This message concerned me and I tried to call her but she didn’t answer. I got another message at 17:13 saying ‘it doesn’t matter. Goodbye. Please forgive me.’
“The last message I got from her at 17:14 said: ‘I love you, knowing that you hate me is enough.”
Jack, immediately contacted the police and used Snapchat to pinpoint her location but it was too late; Charlotte was found hanged from a tree near her college.
Charlotte’s parents revealed that she had been referred to a healthcare professional after they had felt she had tendencies to harm herself.
Toxicology reports gave conclusive evidence that she had used cocaine whilst also under the influence of alcohol. Coroner, Alan Walsh, described Charlotte as a “troubled young lady”.
“I accept at the time she may have been under the influence of cocaine and some of the effects of that may have changed her behavior and may have changed her state of mind.”
“Charlotte was 17 years of age when she died. She was at college, and her trigger points were work related stress of both college and work and domestic life with her boyfriend. That may well have been a factor to affect her state of mind.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Charlotte’s family and friends in this unimaginably difficult time for them.