A GP who embezzled £400,000 of taxpayers' money killed himself and his lover in Cape Verde after quoting the famous Bladerunner line "time to die", an inquest heard.
Dr Titus Bradley, 42, fled to the Cape Verde Islands in 2017 with partner Noemi Gergely, 27, after he was alleged to have embezzled money from GP practices he ran in Hastings, east Sussex.
In the weeks before the murder-suicide, he confided in his mother Gail Seery that he had money troubles and had regretted leaving his first wife and two children years before.
On the night of April 15 last year Dr Bradley and Miss Gergely were heard arguing at a guesthouse they were staying in on the island of Santa Antao.
Miss Gergely came out and told a receptionist that Dr Bradley had “struck her” but then returned to their room.
Staff then heard “strange sounds” from the room and when they went to check they found the bodies of the couple in the bathroom along with a 6.35mm pistol.
The police investigation concluded Dr Bradley shot Hungarian Miss Gergley in the head before turning the handgun on himself.
Officers found a note in his passport which contained the quote from the sci-fi movie Bladerunner.
Richard Middleton, the assistant coroner for Bournemouth, said: "It is dated March 1 and starts with the phrase 'Time to die'.
"It makes reference to him having an automatic gun, apologises for mistakes he has made and makes reference to him knowing some day he would be caught."
Mrs Seery said her son, who was formerly from Weymouth, Dorset, was a high achiever and perfectionist but overworked himself to the point he would suffer bouts of deep depression.
Mr Middleton recorded a verdict of suicide at the Bournemouth inquest.