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Prestatyn fire: Melanie Smith accused of murdering family

A neighbour has been accused of killing five members of the same family by deliberately starting a fire in a row over a pushchair.

Melanie Smith, 43, denies murdering the two adults and three young children in the blaze at a flat in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, last October.

The defendant set the fire deliberately due to a dispute over where a pushchair was left, Mold Crown Court heard.

She was said to be jealous of Lee-Anna Shiers, who lived in the flat above.

Matthew Richards reports.

  • 10 Apr 2013