Rosie Vincent told the hearing: "My brother was not a violent person. He was a father, he was a son, he was a brother. No one deserves to die."
Asked what she wanted to come out of the proceedings, she replied: "Will we ever truly understand?"Doesn't seem like such a puzzle to me.
He said: "Through the patterned frosted glass I could see a white face. I opened it and it turned out to be a masked man wearing a white grey balaclava with eye holes.
"He pushed the door open pushed me back grabbed hold of my right hand and my right arm and pushed me down and away towards the kitchen.
"The other man behind him ran upstairs to the bedrooms.
"Then he started yelling ‘give me money give me money we know you have got money’
"And I said 'we haven’t got any in the house, we are pensioners, we haven’t got any money', he said 'yes I know you have' and he pushed me into the kitchen.
A post-mortem was carried out shortly after the burglar's death on April 4 and was read to the court this morning.
In a statement Dr Simon Poole said: "I concluded from toxicology tests that results are consistent with use of both cocaine and heroin."There. It's pretty simple to understand. Your parents raised a violent, drug-using criminal who finally ran up against someone who fought back. The coroner understands perfectly.
Mr Harris added: 'There has been a killing.
"I am satisfied that it is not an unlawful killing because of the state of the law and because of the circumstances."See? It's more like vermin control.
The only sad thing (apart from the fact the poor victim will have to live in hiding for the rest of his life due to the incompetence of the shamelessly non-impartial police) is that he didn't get a chance to rid the world of his equally violent waste of oxygen accomplice.
Rose Lee, Vincent's mother, said: "Why couldn't that gentleman have just stood back like a normal person would have."Translation: "Why could he have just given in and let my son rob him & his elderly disabled wife?"
Pretty easy to see the rotten apple didn't fall too far from the worm-eaten tree, isn't it?