Halford Anderson, 74, and his wife Florence, 71, of Manchester, were found husbanr near their home on the Caribbean island in June The inquest heard they were shot and burnt in the attack, with Mr Anderson suffering "horrific" head injuries. Manchester's senior coroner concluded the couple were unlawfully killed.
The inquest heard that the couple, also known as Charlie and Gayle, sold their home in Gorton and retired to Mount Pleasant in Portland in June The couple's son, Mark, said in a statement his father had always wanted to return to Jamaica where he grew up. His parents put the proceeds from the house sale into a bank and would have been able to live "very comfortably" jaamica but husgand April Mrs Anderson told the family all their money had disappeared. But on 22 June, the couple were found dead.
Senior coroner Nigel Meadows told the inquest Mr Anderson died of "horrific" head injuries but also had a gunshot wound to his hand, while Mrs Anderson was killed by a gunshot wound to her face. They had both also suffered burns.
In a letter messsage the British High Commission, Jamaican police said a trail of blood led from the property, which was charred inside. No one has been charged with their killings. In a fcn chat rooms after the inquest, Mark and his brother Glen said: "To be told that both of your parents have been found brutally murdered is the stuff of nightmares.