Wife sets cheating hubby on fire

September 22nd, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS  

London, Sep 22 (IANS) A woman in Britain killed her cheating husband by dousing him in petrol and setting him on fire after discovering that he fathered a secret love child, a court heard.

Georgina Furtado Vilella, 46, allegedly killed her husband Carlos Vilella, aged 45. He died in the house fire at the couple’s terraced home in Walsall, an industrial town in England’s West Midlands, Daily Mail reported.

She watched emotionlessly from the garden as her house burned.

Peter Greaves-Smith QC, prosecuting, told the jurors that she had bought a petrol container and filled it with five litres of fuel before pouring the liquid on her adulterous husband as he slept and ignited it.

The incident occurred March 28.

Three of her four stepdaughters aged 13, 17 and 21 who were also asleep in the house, however, managed to escape the blaze. But Vilella’s 14-year-old daughter suffered injuries.

A murder jury at Wolverhampton crown court heard that everyone else was asleep in the house apart from Vilella, at the time of the attack.

However, Vilella, who is originally from Guinea, has denied murder and arson with intent to endanger life.

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