Jeremy Kyle Show guest Steve Dymond died of a morphine overdose and a heart problem in ‘suspected suicide’
JEREMY Kyle Show guest Steve Dymond died of a morphine overdose and a heart problem in a suspected suicide, a pre-inquest review heard today.
The 63-year-old construction worker had appeared on the show to convince his fiancée Jane Callaghan that he hadn't been unfaithful but failed a lie detector test.
Days later, Mr Dymond was found dead at his home in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Hampshire Coroner Jason Pegg told Friday's hearing that the cause of Mr Dymond's death was a morphine overdose and left ventricular hypertrophy, which is when the left chamber of the heart is not pumping properly.
And Mr Dymond's family today demanded the man who carried out the show's controversial lie detector test be called to give evidence at his inquest.
On behalf of Mr Dymond’s brother, Leslie, and his cousin Gerald Brierley, Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC said: "The lie detector test ‘result’ indicated that he was lying when he said he was faithful to his girlfriend, despite him being adamant that he had been faithful.
"Mr Dymond was extremely distressed by his experience at The Jeremy Kyle Show, a programme which has been described by a judge – when sentencing a former contestant – as ‘human bear-baiting'."
The show employed Guy Heseltine and Tim Burgess from Manchester's UK Lie Tests to run their polygraph. Costing £400 a test and taking two hours each, the tests are complex and were said to be highly accurate.
The family asked for Mr Heseltine to be contacted to be involved in the ...
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