A man who admitted killing a convicted sex offender in a flat fire in Worcester has been jailed for 10 years.
Daniel Martin, 25, set fire to a wheelie bin and pushed it up against the front door of ____ ____’s flat in the early hours of December 14, 2011, sparking a rapidly spreading and ferocious blaze in which the 52-year-old was killed.
Sentencing Martin for manslaughter at Birmingham Crown Court, Mrs Justice Thirlwall said the crime was “shockingly stupid”. She said he had intended “to do something so frightening, it would cause him (Heath) to move away from the area where he had lived since 2001”. Full Article