Chip shop owner cleared of murdering wife with hot oil

A chip shop owner has been acquitted of killing his wife by throwing a pan of boiling oil over her.

Geoffrey Bran, 71, was accused of murdering Mavis Bran, his wife of 38 years, after she ‘nagged him’ at the chippy they owned together.

She was horrifically burned and died six days later, but Mr Bran told a jury she had accidentally tipped the oil over herself.

Before she died, she had told a friend: ‘Geoff has thrown boiling oil over me. Please get here, I need you...
source: Metro

2019-11-19 19:26
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