PETERBOROUGH, England, July 6 (UPI) -- A British man who hanged himself in the place where his son's funeral had been held sent a letter admitting he killed the man he blamed for his son's death.
Roy Allison, 65, was found hanged Sunday morning at a crematorium in Peterborough, the Daily Mirror reported. The body of Duncan Bell had been found a few hours earlier at Allison's house.
Allison sent 14 copies of a nine-page letter to various people and agencies in which he accused Bell of giving his son, Roy Jr., drugs. The son, a martial arts instructor, died in March, a day after his 28th birthday.
The recipients, who got the letter Tuesday, included police and the Peterborough Telegraph, the local newspaper.
In the letter, Allison said he had wanted to die since his son's death but decided he had something to do first.
"A few weeks on, I realized no matter what I wanted, I had to do for my son the right things and put our house in order," he said. "Duncan Bell, known recently as my son's best friend... is one of the biggest dealers of drugs in this area. Duncan caused his death."
James Bell said his brother was not a drug dealer. He suggested Allison was so maddened by grief he felt the need to blame someone.
"There is no excuse for what he did," Bell said. "He clearly held my brother responsible and had been planning for some time to murder him."
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