RORY Morris, who is accused of murdering his wife Deborah in May of this year, has died following a self-harm incident in his prison cell at HMP Winchester.
Mr Morris, 53, was discovered in his cell on Monday morning with evidence of serious self harm. Prison officers raced to the aid of Mr Morris, who was transferred to the local hospital opposite the Category B prison.
Despite efforts of the medical staff, the accused murderer was formally pronounced dead at 18:30 on Tuesday.
As Island Echo reported earlier this year, former Tesco employee Deborah Morris was found murdered in her own home by officers from Hampshire Constabulary after the alarm was raised by a concerned neighbour. Her husband was arrested and later charged with her murder which took place at 79, St Johns Road, Ryde on 25th May.
The accused was due to enter a plea at Winchester Crown Court on the 16th July after being remanded in custody.
A Prison Service spokesperson said in a statement released today: “HMP Winchester prisoner Rory Morris was found in his cell at approximately 11.40am on Monday 2 July following a serious self harm incident.
“Staff attended and he was taken to outside hospital but was pronounced dead at approximately 6.30pm on Tuesday 3 July.”