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Woman who set fire to husband jailed for life

Georgina Pontes Furtado Vilela has been jailed for life Photo: ITV Central

A wife who killed her husband by pouring petrol over him and setting him on fire as he slept in their marital bed has been jailed for life.

Georgina Pontes Furtado Vilela, 47, was convicted of murder and arson with intent to endanger life at Wolverhampton Crown Court following a two week trial.

The jury were told emergency services were called to a fire at a house on Pleck Road in Walsall in March last year.

It had been started in the first floor back bedroom by Georgina, who is believed to have deliberately poured petrol on her 45-year-old husband Carlos, as he lay on the bed.

She then left the property and watched as neighbours and emergency services battled to rescue Carlos and four of his six daughters.

One daughter, 14, suffered 60% burns in the blaze and was rescued from inside. She was resuscitated and has only recently been discharged from hospital.