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Man accused of murdering wife claims she poured scalding oil over herself

South Wales - A fish and chip shop owner has been cleared of killing his "nagging" wife by throwing scalding oil over her.

Mavis Bran, 69, suffered severe burns to 46 per cent of her body and died six days after the accident last October. Geoffrey Bran, 71, was accused of throwing one of three fryers on top of her. But he told the court his wife of 30 years had slipped and pulled the scalding hot oil onto herself "like a waterfall" as she went down.

The accused said she had been "blaming me for years for anything that goes wrong" and she had falsely accused him over her injuries. The court heard Mrs Bran would drink up to 15 bottles of wine a week and would have a small glass with breakfast after starting earlier and earlier.

 

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