A doctor accused of stealing £400,000 of taxpayer money shot his girlfriend and then killed himself after quoting the famous Blade Runner line "time to die", an inquest heard.
Dr Titus Bradley, 42, fled to the Cape Verde Islands with partner Noemi Gergely after he was alleged to have embezzled the money from GP practices he ran in Hastings, East Sussex.
In the weeks before the murder-suicide, he confided in his mother that he had money troubles and had regretted leaving his first wife and two children years before.
On the night of April 15 last year Dr Bradley and Miss Gergely, 27, were heard arguing at a guest house they were staying in on the island of Santa Antao.
Miss Gergely came out and told a receptionist that Dr Bradley had "struck her" but then returned to their room.
Staff then heard "strange sounds" from the room and when they went to check they found the bodies of the couple in the bathroom along with a 6.35mm pistol.
The police investigation concluded Dr Bradley shot Hungarian Miss Gergley in the head before turning the handgun on himself.
Officers found a note in his passport which contained the quote from the sci-fi movie Blade Runner.
Richard Middleton, the assistant coroner for Bournemouth, said: "It is dated March 1 and starts with the phrase 'Time to die'.
"It makes reference to him having an automatic gun, apologises for mistakes he has made and makes reference to him knowing some day he would be caught."
In a statement read to the inquest Dr Bradley's mother Gail Seery said her son moved to the Cape Verde Islands at very short notice in 2017.
He had been running a game fishing trip business there and lived with Miss Gergley on a yacht on the island of Sao Vicente.
Mrs Seery said her son, who was formerly from Weymouth, Dorset, was a high achiever and perfectionist but overworked himself to the point he would suffer bouts of deep depression.
She said his split from wife Lucy, who he had two children with, was initially amicable but they became estranged after he met Miss Gergely.
Mrs Seery said: "He suddenly announced he was moving to Cape Verde, which didn't concern me as spear fishing had been his lifelong hobby, but he went at once, which did concern me.
"Shortly before he died he was in touch a great deal. He said he and Noemi were no longer a couple. He was strangely furious with her. It was an on/off, like/hate relationship.
"He mentioned about suicide and told me he had driven up to the Cape Verde mountains and had a gun but had "pussied out" and came back alive. He didn't regard that as a good thing.
"In other messages he said he had had a great life and done some wonderful things but kept thinking about what he had lost. I took it to mean his children, but it may also have been his marriage.
"I asked why he didn't come back to the UK, he said he was writing a letter to me in explanation.
"I knew he was angry with Noemi but I never thought he was capable of shooting her."
Mrs Seery said that on the day of her son's death she had received an email from him stating he was feeling much better about life.
Mr Middleton recorded a verdict of suicide at the Bournemouth inquest.
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