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UK coroner records open verdict on death of Russian oligarch Berezovsky

By Toby Melville WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - A British coroner said on Thursday he could not be sure if exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky killed himself at his former wife's British home or was the victim of foul play. Berezovsky, a sworn enemy of President Vladimir Putin, was found dead in March last year with a scarf tied around his neck in the bathroom of a luxury mansion in Ascot, an affluent English town near Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle, west of London.

Berezovsky death: British coroner records open verdict

A British coroner recorded an open verdict on Thursday in the death of Boris Berezovsky, saying he could not prove the Russian oligarch had meant to take his life. The Kremlin insider-turned-critic, 67, was found lying on the floor of the locked bathroom of a mansion in Ascot, near London, with a ligature around his neck in March 2013. The two-day inquest heard that Berezovsky was a "broken" man and regularly talked about suicide after losing a legal battle against Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

Berezovsky death: British coroner records open verdict

A British coroner recorded an open verdict on Thursday in the death of Boris Berezovsky, saying he could not prove the Russian oligarch had meant to take his life. The Kremlin insider-turned-critic, 67, was found lying on the floor of the locked bathroom of a mansion in Ascot, near London, with a ligature around his neck in March 2013. The two-day inquest heard that Berezovsky was a "broken" man and regularly talked about suicide after losing a legal battle against Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

Coroner: Not enough evidence to conclude whether Berezovsky was killed or committed suicide

LONDON - Boris Berezovsky's death remains unexplained, a British coroner said Thursday, saying it wasn't possible to conclude beyond a reasonable doubt whether the self-exiled Russian tycoon and opponent of President Vladimir Putin was killed or committed suicide. The 67-year-old Berezovsky was found on a bathroom floor of his ex-wife's home in southern England in March 2013. A scarf was around his neck. Coroner Peter Bedford recorded an "open," or inconclusive, verdict.

UK coroner records open verdict on death of Russian oligarch Berezovsky

WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - A British coroner recorded an open verdict on Thursday on the death of exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky whose body was found in the bathroom of his ex-wife's home in Britain last March, the BBC reported. Berezovsky, who helped broker Vladimir Putin's rise to the Kremlin's top job only to become his sworn enemy, was found dead with a ligature around his neck in the bathroom of a luxury mansion in Ascot, an affluent English town near Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle, west of London.

Berezovsky death: British coroner records open verdict

A British coroner recorded an open verdict on Thursday in the death of Boris Berezovsky, saying he could not prove the Russian oligarch had meant to take his life. The Kremlin insider-turned-critic, 67, was found lying on the floor of the locked bathroom of a mansion in Ascot, near London, with a ligature around his neck in March 2013. The two-day inquest heard that Berezovsky was a "broken" man and regularly talked about suicide after losing a legal battle against Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

Oligarch Berezovsky was 'broken' man before death, inquest hears

Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky seemed a "broken" man and repeatedly talked of killing himself after losing a multi-billion-pound legal battle against Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich, the inquest into his death heard Wednesday. The 67-year-old, an outspoken critic of the Kremlin who was granted asylum in Britain, was discovered in March 2013 in the locked bathroom of his luxurious home outside London with a ligature around his neck.

Berezovsky was 'broken' man before death, inquest hears

Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky seemed a "broken" man after losing a costly legal battle against Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich and often talked of killing himself in the months before his death, his inquest heard Wednesday. The 67-year-old, an outspoken critic of the Kremlin who was granted asylum in Britain, was discovered in March 2013 on the floor of the bathroom in his luxurious home outside London with a ligature around his neck.

Berezovsky was 'broken' man before death, inquest hears

Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky seemed a "broken" man in the days before he was found dead at his mansion outside London and had often talked of killing himself, his inquest heard on Wednesday. The 67-year-old, who was an outspoken critic of the Kremlin, was discovered in March last year on the floor of the bathroom of his luxurious home with a ligature around his neck.

Oligarch Berezovsky was "broken man" after court battle, inquest hears

By Michael Holden WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky was a "broken man" after losing a multi-billion dollar court case to fellow Russian Roman Abramovich and regularly talked about killing himself in the months before his death, an inquest heard on Wednesday. Berezovsky's bodyguard Avi Navama said his employer had asked him about the best ways to commit suicide and told him he was "the poorest man in the world" after losing a $6 billion damages claim to the Chelsea football club owner in 2012.
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