An "evil" mother killed her five-year-old son out of spite then committed suicide after becoming depressed over the end of her relationship with the boy's father, an inquest heard today.
Twisted Emma Hart, 27, wrote in a suicide note to her former partner Shaun Dangerfield: "I told you I would make you pay. Enjoy your life as you have nothing to stop you. Ha, ha, ha. Just remember it's all your fault."
Ms Hart was found dead in her mother's home on December 9 last year. She had slit her wrist and taken an overdose of painkillers.
Her son Lewis Dangerfield was found at the home they shared in Walker Street, Tipton shortly afterwards.
She had given him a fatal dose of sleeping tablets the previous day before taking a taxi to her mother's house.
Black Country coroner Robin Balmain said she was filled with "uncontrollable rage and hatred" to his father Shaun and recorded that she killed herself after unlawfully killing Lewis.
He said: "I can't imagine anything quite so evil as a mother who was prepared to kill her own son out of spite."
A note she left to her former partner Shaun Dangerfield said: "I told you I would make you pay. "Enjoy your life as you have nothing to stop you. Ha, ha, ha. "Just remember it's all your fault." The coroner added she was jealous over Shaun's relationship with someone else.
The inquest heard that she had suffered a dramatic weight loss in the weeks before the tragedy and had told people she was suffering from three types of cancer but had refused chemotherapy.
Shaun Dangerfield, Lewis' father, said he left her 14 months before she died over her violent rages.
The coroner heard Ms Hart was found with a cut across her wrist, and drugs - including morphine - in her system. She was likely to have died of blood loss.
Before her death Ms Hart told friends and family that she was suffering from cancer, but there was no evidence of "significant natural disease" in her body.
Lewis' father, Shaun Dangerfield, who had split from Ms Hart and had a new partner, said the last text he received from her in the days before the deaths read: "I know what to do now for the best" and was signed with a kiss.
He said he interpreted it as an a "amicable" response to a disagreement they had had over Lewis's custody arrangements.
But the inquest heard that in notes left by Ms Hart, she told him: "Did you really think I was going to die and allow you to bring up our son ... and play happy families?"
She said Mr Dangerfield would now hurt "for the rest of your life" as he had made her life "hell".