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John Zurick, 67, allegedly shot his wife Debbie, 56, after discovering he had a new boyfriend. Then he turned the shotgun on himself, his friends said yesterday. Paramedics were called to the cabin, on the family estate of the Prime Minister in Somerset, on Saturday afternoon, but they could not save Mrs. Zurick. Her husband was taken by plane to the hospital, where he remains in a critical but stable condition. The couple, who had been married for 30 years, raised and trained spaniels.
John Zurick Age
He is 67 years old.
John Zurick Wife Debbie Zurick
Debbie Zurick and John Zurick. Neighbors of the couple, who lived in Nethercote Cottage, Winsford, Somerset, next to the Johnson family’s 500-acre estate, say the couple’s marriage was in crisis and Mrs Zurick had asked her husband for a divorce
John Zurick Facebook
A photograph on Mr Zurick’s Facebook page from March 2016 appears to show Mr Johnson outside the cottage in Winsford, near Minehead, with one of the couple’s dogs, also called Boris.
Police Investigation Reports
Firearms agents were sent to the property at 2.30 pm and found Ms. Zurick outside with serious injuries. Her friend was not injured. Zurick, who had suffered a shotgun wound, was in an annex building. Last night, Avon and Somerset’s police said they had referred to the police watchman for “prior police contact with those involved.” A close friend of the couple told the Daily Mail: ‘They separated a few months ago and Debbie went to live in Ireland to escape everything. I was exasperated with their relationship.
‘Debbie returned to the cottage because of the dogs and John had just found out about the new man in her life.’
One neighbour said: ‘Debbie wanted a separation.
‘Things came to a head over the last couple of weeks. I’ve been told that she’s dead and that is such awful news – particularly as she seemed to be recovering well from cancer treatment.’
Another neighbour said: ‘Debbie was popular around here. She lived for her dogs and she’d look after other dogs for friends.
‘From what you hear they were friendly with the Johnsons, which is just as well as there’s no other property for at least a mile in any direction.’
Mr Zurick developed an interest in shooting through his father-in-law and bought his first shotgun from him, friends said.
Mr and Mrs Zurick had no children. Mr Zurick’s son from his first marriage died in 1995 aged 17.
Police have begun a murder investigation and are continuing to search the property but are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
Detective Superintendent Julie Mackay said: ‘This is a very serious incident in which a woman has lost her life. Due to prior police contact with those involved, a mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
‘It would be inappropriate for us to go into further details while the referral is being considered.’
Mrs Zurick’s half-brother Phillip Townsend told MailOnline last night: ‘I’ve been told that Debbie is dead and John is in a bad way in hospital. The police haven’t told us anything. We are just in shock, it’s terrible.’
John Zurick Property
The Zuricks bought the property, where the Prime Minister spent part of his childhood, from Johnson’s father, Stanley, for £ 440,000 in 2013. Stanley Johnson owns the 14th-century neighboring farm on the Nethercote estate with his wife Jennifer. A third house on the estate is owned by Prime Minister Rachel’s sister. There are also a number of barns, which have become properties, whose owners include Boris and his brother Leo. The Zuricks were regulars in the game sessions and were key figures in the Working Clumber Spaniel Society, of which Princess Anne is president. On the society’s website, Zurick describes how he trained Anne’s Sparkle dog, but received a reprimand from the princess when the hound was unable to bring a pheasant back. Stanley Johnson told the Daily Mail last night: ‘Both me and my whole family are shocked, stunned and saddened by this tragic incident.
We are very sorry for Mrs. Zurick’s death. I was a neighbor and very dear. “She was an honorary secretary of the Working Clumber Spaniel Society and was very dear to the work she did, in society and in Exmoor and beyond.” He refused to say if his family had taken work spaniels from the Zurich. The couple’s friends said Ms. Zurick had “exasperated” her husband and moved to a friend’s house in Ireland “to get away from it all.” Zurich had expected a reconciliation and was deeply disturbed when he discovered that his wife had a new boyfriend. It is believed that Ms. Zurick, who is said to have been treated for cancer, was shot when she returned to the cabin on Saturday with a friend to pick up some possessions and take over the dog breeding business.