A woman who survived a suicide pact that claimed the life of her husband begged a court not to jail her yesterday, saying a prison term could 'break her'. The plea came after Loon Chin-hang, 29, pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to the manslaughter of her husband, Chan Yung-sang, 29. The court heard that when Loon dialed '999' to contact emergency services on March 19 last year, her husband was lying dead on the couple's bed in their Tuen Mun flat. A gas stove burning charcoal was found on a wardrobe and the windows were closed. Suicide notes were placed on a table. Prosecutor Lynda Shine said a 'weak' and 'unsteady' Loon told police she and her husband wanted to commit suicide after Chan racked up more than $200,000 in gambling debts. Loon was rushed to Tuen Mun Hospital and given oxygen therapy. A postmortem examination on Chan found that his blood registered a 68 per cent saturation level of carbon monoxide. Loon's blood tests showed a level of 15.6 per cent. Ms Shine told the court that legislation stated that any survivor of a suicide pact was liable to be prosecuted for manslaughter. But Loon's counsel, Munira Moosdeen, said jail would 'break her'. 'It would not only wreak havoc in her life, but her family members and friends as well,' she said. 'Incarcerating her would weaken her mind and spirit because she is not a hardened criminal.' Ms Moosdeen said Loon had been declared bankrupt and the couple's flat had been repossessed. Madame Justice Clare-Marie Beeson adjourned sentencing until April 14 for psychiatric and community service order reports.