She left him in excruciating pa!n and then ran over to a neighbor’s house and said, “I’ve hurt him really bad, I think I’ve k!lled him.”
A woman, who was married to her husband for 38 years, poured boiling water on her husband for al|egedly s*xually abu&ing her children when they were young.
Before the at*ack took place, the mother named Corinna Smith was told by her daughter that her husband, Michael Baines, 80, preyed on her and Corinna’s son in the past.
In a fit of rage, the mother went on to get a bucket from her garden and boiled two kettles of water before mixing three bags of sugar in it. The “livid” and “fuming” 59-year-old woman then went to the room in which her husband was lying asleep and hurled the boiling sugar water on top of him.
While her husband began writhing in pa!n, Corinna fled from the house and ran over to a neighbor’s residence.
“I’ve hurt him really bad, I think I’ve k!lled him,” she told the neighbor, who then called up the police and ambulance, as reported by Liverpool Echo.
Woman found guilty of murder after pouring a mixture of boiling water and sugar on her husband while he was asleep.https://t.co/i7CeAxd3OZ
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When the police arrived at the house, they found Michael whimpering in pa!n.
“I’m badly burned. I’m burned all over,” said the husband as he lay in bed with the skin of his right hand and arm peeling off.
“She poured boiling water all over me,” he told them. “I just want to die.”
For the next few weeks, Michael remained at the hospital with 36 percent of his body covered in burns before dy!ng a month later in August 2020.
After the inc!dent came to light, Corinna told the police, “I accept that I poured boiling water over Michael with sugar in it. The whole thing is a bit of a blur. Minutes became seconds. I just lost it and was so emotional, I was not acting out of revenge.”
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Hughes from Cheshire Consta’bulary’s Major Cr!me Directorate said in court: “Smith k!lled her husband Michael in such a pa!nful and crue| way. To throw boiling water over someone when they are asleep is absolutely h0rrific. To also mix three bags of sugar with the water showed the determination she had to cause serious harm.”
“The sugar placed into the water makes it viscous,” Hughes added. “It becomes thicker and stickier and sinks into the skin better. It left Michael in agony and rather than call the emergency services she wasted time by going to a house nine doors away to tell a neighbor, who she wasn’t close to, what she had done. Michael was an elderly man who f0ught for his life after the at*ack but sadly in the end he passed away.”
This is Corinna Smith from Neston on the Wirral who has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering her husband by pouring boiling water, laced with sugar, over him while he slept at his home after hearing rumours circulating about him which she believed to be true pic.twitter.com/LSTCG4Vsuy
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Prosecutors mentioned that they cannot say whether the al|egations against Michael are true but added, “Corinna Baines believed them to be true at the time that she caused the fata| !njuries to Michael.”
During court proceedings, Judge Amanda Yip, QC also told Corinna, “You were understandably very upset. You were described as being livid and fuming at the thought of what had been done to your children.”
Corinna was found gu!lty in July 2021 and was ja!led for life with a minimum of 12 years.