Thursday, 11 April 2013
Drunken Jealous Woman Allegedly Started Fire That Killed Five People
A drunk and jealous woman allegedly started a house ablaze which killed two adults and three young children due to a dispute about a pushchair, a court heard today.
Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, her four-year-old nephew Bailey and two-year-old niece Skye died in the blaze at their home in North Wales on October 19 last year.
Firefighters managed to rescue Ms Shiers’ 15-month-old son Charlie and his father, Liam Timbrell, 23, from their first-floor flat, but they both died later in hospital.
Melanie Jane Smith, 42, who lived in the flat below the victims in Maes y Groes, Prestatyn, is on trial at Mold Crown Court accused of their murders.