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Man burns his sister and her dog alive because he was angry about being cut off in father’s will

By Mason White 2:23 PM March 31, 2017
Stephen Archer and Bibi Archer
Stephen Archer and Bibi Archer
By: William Martin

A man burned his sister alive after being angry about being cut off from their father’s will, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Now, the 50-year-old man has been found guilty at the Manchester Crown Court of murdering his sister at her home on Surbiton Road.

According to the criminal complaint, Stephen Archer poured accelerant over 49-year-old Julie Archer, and set her on fire in the living room of her home.

She fled the house and was treated by paramedics on the front garden, but she died as a result of being burned on 95% of her body.

The fire spread to the rest of the house, causing Julie’s daughter Bibi, to jump out of an upstairs window to safety. The family dog also died in the fire.

Prosecutor Kirsty Walls said: “This is a tragic case in which Stephen Archer killed his sister only a matter of weeks after two other family members had sadly passed away.”

Stephen went to her house armed with a cocktail of petrol mixed with mineral spirit with the intent to cause her serious harm.

He did so while his 19-year-old niece Bibi, was upstairs in the house.

Evidence presented at the trial showed how he had posted abusive messages on social media, implying that his sisters Julie and Gillian, poisoned their dad Jeffery and uncle.

He also criticized his father for leaving him out of his will, and giving everything to his sisters. During questioning, Stephen told police that he threw the bomb in self defense.

Stephen was found guilty of murder. He was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 27 years.