Girl kills self after boy cancels date
A girl jumped in front of a train after a boy cancelled a date with her to the cinema, an inquest heard Tuesday
A girl jumped in front of a train after a boy cancelled a date with her to the cinema, an inquest heard Tuesday.
Gabrielle Joseph, 16, told friends on Facebook: "I am going to kill myself tonight" after being upset when the date fell through.
Gabrielle - known as Gabby when she modelled for top fashion chain Hollister - was left "distressed" after receiving a message cancelling the date at 8.15 p.m., Daily Mail reported.
She died just 75 minutes later from multiple injuries after she was hit by the 75 mph Milford Haven to Cardiff train near her home on Easter Monday (April 25).
Gabrielle told friends on Facebook that she was upset that the boy had cancelled their trip to the cinema.
Joseph, who was studying for her A-levels and lived with mother Julie, a hairdresser, and father Kerry, was a model for Hollister.
Weeks before her death her portrait had been chosen as an image of the week by Digital Photographer magazine.
She wrote a three-page message on Facebook to her friends just before she died in April.
Coroner Philip Rogers gave copies of the message to the jury but he did not read it aloud.
He said: "The last part of the message is a clear indication on Gabby's part that she is going to take her own life."
Gabrielle was described as "bubbly" and "outgoing" with a busy life attending college along with two part-time jobs.
Gabrielle dreamed of being a top fashion model.
Her father Terry described her as being "groggy and pale" on the day of her death near her home in Briton Ferry, South Wales.
A jury in Swansea returned a verdict of suicide.
A statement from her family after the inquest said they were "devastated by the loss of our precious Gabrielle".
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