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UK News Welsh chip shop owner cleared of murdering wife with boiling oil

14:05  19 november  2019
14:05  19 november  2019 Source:   dailypost.co.uk

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A chip shop owner accused of killing his wife by throwing boiling oil over her has been cleared of her murder . The prosecution had argued Mr Bran had thrown the oil at his wife after an argument over some burnt fish, but he told the jury she had accidentally pulled it over herself after she slipped and fell.

But Bran was today cleared of murder at Swansea Crown Court after jurors accepted she had accidentally poured the oil over herself. On the day she died, she was “halfway to being drunk” and well over the drink drive limit - with the chippie owner regularly downing a glass of wine with breakfast.

Mavis Bran © Tinopolis/S4C Mavis Bran

A husband has been cleared of killing his wife after he was accused of burning her with scalding oil following a row in their chip shop.

Geoffrey Bran, 71, was accused of pushing or throwing a deep fat fryer onto Mavis Bran, his wife of 38 years, leaving her with horrific burns that led to her death six days later.

Before she died, Mrs Bran told a friend and paramedics that her husband had "flipped" and attacked her with the fryer because she had been "nagging him" inside the Chipoteria chip shop in the rural village of Hermon, Carmarthenshire.

But on Monday, a jury found Mr Bran not guilty of murder or manslaughter following a week-long trial.

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A fish and chip shop owner killed his wife by "throwing boiling oil " over her, a court has heard. Geoffrey Bran, 71, denies murdering Mavis Bran, 69, in Swansea Crown Court heard Mrs Bran rang a friend after having scalding oil thrown at her, pleading with her to come and help. Mr and Mrs Bran

shop owner , 71, is cleared of murdering his 'nagging' 69-year-old wife by tipping a vat of boiling Geoffrey Bran, 71, cleared of murdering wife Mavis, 69, by scalding her with oil A jury took four-and-a half hours to decide that Bran was not guilty of her murder A husband accused of tipping a vat of boiling fat over his 'nagging' wife at their fish and chip

Mr Bran was in tears as the jury at Swansea Crown Court read out their not guilty verdict, before judge Paul Thomas QC released him from the dock.

Mrs Bran died from multi-organ failure in hospital six days after suffering "horrific burns" to 46% of her body after developing sepsis and hypothermia and undergoing surgery to remove some of her burned skin.

Lodger Gareth Davies told the court Mrs Bran returned to her home naked from the waist up with "crimson" peeling skin around 1pm on October 23 last year, shouting "I've been burned" and "I've had boiling hot fat all over me".

Mrs Bran then rang her friend, Caroline Morgan, telling her: "Geoff has thrown boiling oil over me. Please get here, I need you now, help."

Miss Morgan said she found Mrs Bran "shocked" and "shaking" and told Mr Davies to call for an ambulance, before telling Mr Bran, who was still serving customers, to shut the chip shop.

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A fish and chip shop owner has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife after she died of burns from boiling oil . Grandmother Mavis Bran, 69, died after 320F (160C) liquid fell on her at the takeaway she owned with her husband Geoff, 70, in the Welsh village of Hermon on October 23.

A chip shop owner murdered his wife by throwing boiling oil over her, a court heard today.

Miss Morgan told the court Mrs Bran said: "I was nagging him and he flipped."

She was taken by air ambulance to the burns unit at Morriston Hospital in Swansea.

a man sitting on a bench: Caroline Morgan leaving Swansea Crown Court giving after giving evidence in the Geoffrey Bran murder trial © Jonathan Myers Caroline Morgan leaving Swansea Crown Court giving after giving evidence in the Geoffrey Bran murder trial

Mr Bran was initially arrested on suspicion of assault and denied attacking his wife, telling police: "She got burned with the chip fryer. She slipped and it came off the top and went over her. Don't ask."

The couple, who had no children together, owned around 10 businesses around South Wales, including the Chipoteria which opened in January 2018 in a cabin situated next to their home in the small West Wales village.

The court heard that financial pressures of their various businesses would sometimes put a strain on their marriage, leading to arguments about money.

People who knew the couple were said to have described them as having "short tempers" and "always argued, swearing and shouting at each other".

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A chip shop owner murdered his wife by throwing boiling oil over her, a court heard today.

A chip shop owner murdered his wife by throwing boiling oil over her, a court heard today.

In the months leading up to her death, a friend of Mrs Bran had noticed the couple's relationship had been "deteriorating", with Mrs Bran phoning friend Miss Morgan in tears saying "he's getting nasty".

Mr Bran claimed his wife had previously spread lies about him, and suggested she was "halfway" to being drunk on the afternoon she was injuries after drinking glasses of red wine.

Paramedics found she had a blood alcohol reading of 108 mg/dl, higher than the drink-drive limit of 80mg/dl.

Mr Bran said his wife must have been "confused" when blaming him but said he "couldn't find an answer" as to why he then ignored her for more than two hours after she was hurt.

He told the court he loved and missed his wife, despite telling police in an interview: "It's a miracle we lasted that long. But we used to get on OK.

"We've had our ups and downs."

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