A man from County Durham has been found guilty of assisting an attempted suicide by supplying his friend with petrol and a lighter shortly before he set himself on fire.
Durham Crown Court heard how Kevin Howe, 20, bought £4 worth of unleaded fuel from a garage and took it to his friend's home where the pair had been drinking on 26 May.
Stephen Walker, 30, of Walker Drive in Bishop Auckland, was later found engulfed in flames by a police officer on patrol. He sustained significant burns to 90% of his body and is still recovering in hospital.
Elizabeth Reid of the CPS said that Howe, who denied the charge, had "deliberatelyencouraged the victim, who was clearly vulnerable, to set himself alight".
The funeral of the five family members killed in a crash on the A18 near Grimsby will take place today.
Forty-eight-year-old David Cockburn and wife Angela, 48, died along with their daughters, 21-year-old Carly Cockburn and 18-year old Bethany Cockburn when their car collided head on with a lorry on April 12.
Bethany's daughter, Lacey Jade Stephenson who would have been two next month, was also killed.
The funerals will take place today in Chester-le-Street, County Durham at midday.