01 August 2021,   10:18
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Neston sugar water murder: Wife killed husband with boiling mix

A woman who poured a mix of boiling water and sugar over her husband in an act of vengeance after a family row has been found guilty of his murder, writes BBC.

Corinna Smith, 59, attacked 81-year-old Michael Baines while he was in bed at their home in Highfield Road in Neston, Cheshire, on 14 July 2020.

He suffered extensive burns and died five weeks later in hospital.

Smith denied murdering her husband of 38 years but she was found guilty by a jury at Chester Crown Court.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Smith, who was also her husband’s career, had been involved in a dispute with him and another family member prior to the killing.

Shortly after midnight, she took a bucket from her garden, boiled up water in a kettle and mixed it with sugar, the CPS said.

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