A teenager was granted bail today when she appeared in court for the first time charged with the murder of an elderly woman who died after an arson attack at her nursing home.So far, so terribly ordinary for modern Britain, with the slight surprising aspect being that this is a female...
But then, it gets odder:
Irene Herring, 85, was rescued by firefighters from her top-floor, single-occupancy room at Ancaster Court in Hastings Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, on February 1.So, the fire was on Feb 1 and she died on Feb 2.
She was treated by paramedics and taken to the Conquest Hospital in Hastings where she died the following day.
So, how come this is the charge?
Rebecca Reasbeck, 18, who was originally arrested on suspicion of Mrs Herring's murder a week after her death, is alleged to have carried out the offence between the dates of January 31 and February 3.Eh..?
How long was this fire burning for, and how could she be charged with a murder that occurred after the death of the victim? What am I missing here?