Globe and Mail

Murder-suicide inquest hears of police error

Wednesday, October 24, 2001 – Print Edition, Page A20
The Globe and Mail

An "unfortunate circumstance" led police to the wrong house when responding to a 911 call that ended in the murder-suicide of a Pickering, Ont., couple, an inquest into their deaths heard yesterday.

Before police arrived at the correct home in the community east of Toronto, a distraught neighbour described the horrific scene that had just played out before her eyes in a 911 call.

Police had pulled into the driveway of a house with the same number as the Hadley's but on an adjoining street. By the time they reached the Hadley home, the situation was out of control.


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