Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Robert McAlees Killed after his Girlfriend Helen Green 'poured white spirits onto his clothes and set him on fire as he lay in bed'

A woman set fire to her boyfriend as he lay on a bed following a drunken row, a court heard.

Helen Green, 43, is accused of pouring white spirits on his clothes to start the blaze that killed Robert McAlees, her partner of ten years.

The jury was played chilling 999 calls where a man screams 'I'm burning'.

Neighbours saw him screaming and engulfed in flames outside the house they shared in Stockport, Greater Manchester, in February.

Paramedics took him to Wythenshawe Hospital where he died an 'agonising death' the following morning with burns to up to 90 per cent of his body, a murder trial jury at Manchester Crown Court was told.

Miss Green, who has two children from a different relationship, denies murder.

Stephen Roirdan QC, prosecuting, said: 'The prosecution say that his partner Helen Green caused these injuries at the home which they shared in Stockport. Read More