A father died of shock and bleeding after a stab in the chest that penetrated his heart, an investigation has found.
Dean Bennett died near his address at Old Quay House on Dock Road, Connah’s Quay on May 22.
The 31-year-old was airlifted to Aintree hospital but was pronounced dead.
An investigation was opened at Ruthin County Hall this afternoon.
Coroner for East and Central North Wales, John Gittins, said Mr Bennett’s death was reported to him by North Wales Police and was “thought to be related to an illegal act “.
A Home Office post-mortem examination was performed by Dr Brian Rodgers, who gave as the provisional cause of death shock and hemorrhage from a stab wound to the chest penetrating his heart.
In light of the criminal charges, the coroner adjourned the inquest to a date yet to be determined pending further inquiries.
Last week, Mr. Bennett’s family released a statement.
He said: “Dean’s daughter paid tribute by saying he was the ‘best daddy ever’ and he will always be missed.
“As a family, it’s heartbreaking what happened.
“We want to thank everyone for the support we have received. He will always be missed and he will never be forgotten.”
* Emma Berry, 46, of Dock Road, Connah’s Quay, has been charged with her murder.
Berry has been remanded into custody and has announced that his plea will be heard in the Mold Crown court on August 31.
Pending a trial, up to fifteen days have been reserved from December 6 in the same court.