Jeanette Amey: Husband denies assaulting his nurse wife

A nurse died after suffering horrific injuries in her hotel room while on holiday with her husband celebrating their 20th anniversary, an inquest heard.

Jeanette Amey had a cardiac arrest in hospital after she suffered four shattered ribs and a ruptured spleen during their trip to the Dominican Republic.

Jeanette's husband David, 49, was arrested on suspicion of her murder after 'inconsistencies' in his stories about how she had been injured, but was never charged.

He said that Jeanette, 53, fell in their hotel bathroom and in the bedroom while on their holiday in the Caribbean.

But during the inquest he confirmed he did not initially tell medics about the fall and instead doctors began treating her for gastroenteritis.

Jeanette Amey had a cardiac arrest in hospital after she suffered four shattered ribs and a ruptured spleen during their trip to the Dominican Republic.

Jeanette¿s husband David, 49, was arrested on suspicion of her murder after ¿inconsistencies¿ in his stories about how she had been injured, but was never charged.

Jeanette Amey had a fatal cardiac arrest in hospital after she suffered four shattered ribs  - her husband David, 49, initially failed to report fall so she was treated for gastroenteritis

He strenuously denied suggestions he may have assaulted his wife.

Portsmouth Coroner's Court, Hants, heard injuries like the mother-of-two's would normally be linked to a fall from a motorbike or horse.

Consultant surgeon Dr Ralph Antrum and a pathologist agreed they were 'unlikely' to have been caused by a simple fall to the floor.

Mr Amey denied any wrongdoing during the hearing.

He said he was a 'model husband', his story had been 'pure' and the couple had been having the 'best holiday'.

The Crown Prosecution Service found there was 'no criminal case to answer in Britain' after a five-year Hampshire police probe.

The decision was reviewed twice following requests from Jeanette's family.

Mr Amey is pursuing a medical negligence claim against the hospital in the Dominican Republic

Mr Amey is pursuing a medical negligence claim against the hospital in the Dominican Republic

Dr Antrum told the two-day hearing that injuries such as Jeanette's would normally be linked to a fall from a motorbike or horse but would have been '100 per cent' survivable in the United Kingdom.

Coroner David Horsley recorded an open conclusion into her death, ruling he could not determine on the evidence that either a medical delay in her treatment, an assault, or fall caused her death.

During the inquest Mr Amey, who was told by the coroner he did not have to say anything which would incriminate himself, confirmed he did not initially tell medics about the 'fall' and doctors treated her for gastroenteritis.

It was not until around 24 hours after she was

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