Jail for South Yorkshire man over fire death

Jordan Sheard - convicted of manslaughter over death of Steven Simpson.

Jordan Sheard - convicted of manslaughter over death of Steven Simpson.

A MAN has been jailed today for three years and six months for causing the death of a man he set alight as his victim celebrated his 18th birthday.

Jordan Sheard, aged 20, of Darfield Road, Cudworth, pleaded guilty to manslaughter after he set fire to Steven Simpson in June.

Sheffield Crown Court heard Sheard ignited a cigarette lighter close to Mr Simpson’s groin moments after inflammable tanning oil had been thrown over his victim.

 

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