A 23-year-old beautician was found hanged next to her crying toddler after she had a row with her boyfriend about him going on a boys’ night out.
Agnieszka Giza had wanted to attend a concert with businessman Marek Goralczyk but he left her at her Runcorn home in Cheshire with their three-year-old daughter when he discovered girlfriends were not invited to the gig.
The couple swapped angry messages on WhatsApp as Miss Giza mistakenly suspected he was with another woman, an inquest heard.
Agnieszka Giza (pictured) hanged herself following a row with her boyfriend about him attending a concert without her
She gave her 30-year-old partner an ultimatum to come home but his phone battery died and he stayed out all night at a friend’s home without reading the message.
A workman who arrived at Miss Giza’s home the following morning to repair a patio door found her hanged with her daughter crying next to her.
The hearing was told the mother of one – originally from Poland – had run her beauty therapy business with Mr Goralczk, whom she had dated for three years.
The mother was left at home with her three-year-old (pictured) and an inquest into her death heard how she may have suspected her boyfriend of cheating on her
In a statement Mr Goralczk said: ‘I met her while she was living in Wigan and we started to date in May 2015. After she gave birth, I wanted to move in with her so I could bring up my child, and we moved into a flat in Warrington.
‘She was a fantastic mother but we needed family around us so we decided to move back to Poland. I opened a business changing tyres but we decided to move back to England and we moved into the flat in Runcorn on November 15, 2017.’
The tragedy occurred on February 24 when Mr Goralczk was invited to a rap concert performed by a Polish musician. His statement added:
‘Agnieszka wanted to go and the other boys were not taking their girlfriends, so I told her that I was going by myself.
‘In hindsight she might have thought I was cheating on her. She WhatsApp-ed me but then my phone died. I drank around six red bulls and then left.
‘I went to a friend’s house and fell asleep. I woke after about two hours to my friend knocking on the door and he told me about Agnieszka’s death.
‘I was in complete shock. I returned home to see the police there. I cannot believe Agnieszka is dead. She was a strong woman and a loving mother to our daughter.’
The 23-year-old beautician was told by her boyfriend that his friends weren’t bringing their partners and so stayed at home
Sgt David Wood from Cheshire Police who investigated the tragedy told the Warrington hearing: ‘Two workmen, one Polish and one British, arrived at around 8am expecting to mend the patio door.
‘When ringing the bell, they did not get a response from Agnieszka and they were stood ringing the bell for five to ten minutes.
‘They became concerned because they heard her daughter crying and the Polish man hoisted the other man through an entrance around the back who then let him in at the front. They started shouting for Agnieszka and they heard the daughter saying “Daddy is home”.
Ms Giza messaged her boyfriend while he was out but his phone died before he had chance to reply
‘They made their way to the bedroom. They knocked on the door and didn’t get a response but continued to hear the daughter. They did not want to enter just in case Agnieszka was undressed, so the Polish man rang a mutual friend. When he arrived, he opened the door with a chisel. That was when they saw Agnieszka.’
He added: ‘It seems a WhatsApp conversation between Agnieszka and Marek had taken place. She had become annoyed because he did not like this artist, but went with his friends and without her even though she initially wanted to go.
‘She seems to be giving him an ultimatum that he needed to get home now but he never read the message.’
A toxicology report found that she had 197 milligrams of alcohol per 100 militres of blood in her system. The alcohol limit drink driving in blood in 80mg.
In a statement Miss Giza’s father Bogdan said he had had split up with her mother and remarried and moved to France.
He added: ‘I still had regular contact with Agnieszka and wanted to be part of her life. She was 11 when he broke up with her mother as having a happy life.
‘She was a very capable, adventurous and independent person and he said that he had never worried about her.
‘My daughter and grand-daughter came to visit me and I had hoped that I would find out more about her life. It was my other daughter, Anna, who called me to inform me about her death. At first I didn’t believe it and I am still in shock. We made plans to go on holiday together.’
Assistant Coroner Janet Napier recorded a conclusion of accidental death saying she did not believe Miss Giza intended to kill herself.
‘It is a terribly sad case of a mother who was getting a business going with her partner and was going on holiday with her family,’ she said. ‘Marek was going out on a boy’s night out, which is a normal thing to do, but there was obviously a bit of emotion going on in Agnieszka’s head.
‘Tragically, his phone battery died and she might have thought that he was just not responding.
‘She became emotional and sent him an ultimatum and she was expecting him to come home after this message.
‘I have no evidence to say that she intended to kill herself. She was a little intoxicated and expecting him to come home and tragically she was found dead in a room with her daughter. She died as a result of an accident.’
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