An artist's drawing of Melanie Smith in court
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Prestatyn arson accused denies killing family

A woman accused of killing five members of a family offered to take a lie detector test to prove she was not a murderer or arsonist.

Mold Crown Court heard Melanie Smith, 42, claim she was in bed when a fire began which killed her neighbour Lee-Anna Shiers, 20, nephew Bailey, four, and niece Skye, two, in Prestatyn.

Ms Shiers' partner Liam Timbrell and 15-month-old son Charlie died later.

Ms Smith denies murder and threatening to burn down another woman's home.

Fire deaths woman would do lie test

  • 22 Apr 2013
  • From the section Wales