In this post I want briefly to mention one personal contemporary event which might be relevant to David Kelly's attitude to suicide.
In September 2002 the wife of David Kelly's friend Alastair Hay committed suicide. See Prozac blamed for woman's death.
The inquest into Wendy Hay's suicide appears to have taken place on or around 5th June 2003.
Alastair Hay is quoted as saying, "The concern I have is of course with the death of my wife. It has been devastating". See Coroner hedges on whether Prozac drove woman to suicide and No proof over Prozac user's death.
One thing is clear. David Kelly would have been aware of the effect of suicide on a bereaved spouse.
Would David Kelly, only a few weeks after Wendy Hay's inquest, credibly choose to inflict such pain on Janice Kelly and their three daughters?