Geoffrey Carter murder: Susan Buckley found guilty

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A woman has been found guilty of murdering a man by starting a fire at his flat in the West Midlands on Christmas Day.

Geoffrey Carter, 58, died in hospital after suffering the effects of breathing in smoke in the blaze at his home in South Street Gardens, Walsall.

He also had two knife wounds on his arms and a black eye, police said.

Susan Buckley, 57, of South Street Gardens, was remanded in custody to be sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Buckley had denied murder after being arrested in December.

Det Insp Gary Plant said: "Susan Buckley deliberately set fire to the inside of Geoffrey Carter's flat, after she assaulted him following a further argument between the couple.

"By doing what she did, she took Geoffrey Carter's life but, if the fire hadn't been controlled as quickly as it was, the lives of others within the block could also have been taken."

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