CHILLING bodycam footage reveals the second a Reservoir Canines-obsessed killer is arrested for homicide.
Sadistic thug Steven Craig, 58, used his ex Jacqueline Kirk in petrol and set her alight 21 years in the past.
Medics mentioned her demise in 2019 was a “important” results of accidents he inflicted on her in the course of the 1988 assault.
Eerie bodycam footage exhibits shocked Craig being instructed by cops he is being arrested for homicide.
He’s seen crouching by a wall and rolling a cigarette as an officer tells him Jacqueline has died of the accidents he brought about.
Craig at first seems shocked, however rapidly turns stone-faced as he asks: “So she died from her accidents. That makes me accountable for homicide?”
The video was launched after a jury convicted Craig of homicide at Bristol Crown Courtroom.
Through the 1988 assault, Craig soaked Jacqueline in petrol and set her alight in imitation of the torture scene in Quentin Tarantino’s 1991 film.
She miraculously survived after struggling 35 per cent burns, present process 14 operations and spending almost 9 months in hospital.
Throughout his preliminary trial for grievous bodily hurt with intent in 2000, Jacqueline revealed Craig had “fantasized” concerning the torture methodology.
He was convicted and jailed over the assault.
Years later – following her demise in 2019 – Craig was arrested and charged together with her homicide.
A trial heard Jacqueline died on account of well being problems that have been “greater than minimally” brought on by his actions.
Prosecutor Richard Smith QC instructed the jury accidents inflicted in the course of the assault have been a “important” reason for her subsequent demise in August 2019.
The court docket heard the burns and scarring on her physique meant that when her intestines swelled the remainder of the physique couldn’t adequately increase.
This brought about her diaphragm to rupture and he or she died on the age of 62.
And had it not been for the scarring and burns she suffered on account of the assault, Mr Smith argued that docs would have operated on her to restore the rupture and saved her life.
Talking after the case, Jacqueline’s daughter, Sonna mentioned: “She discovered it very laborious as a result of she could not get individuals to know what she was saying as a result of the tracheostomy made it very laborious for her voice to be heard.
“However she nonetheless made an enormous level of constructing her voice heard as a lot as she may.
“She survived and he or she wasn’t meant to outlive.
“After which she wasn’t meant to get better and once we did not assume she was ever going to return out of the coma they put her in, we simply assumed that she was going to be the final days of her life.
“However day-to-day went and after a month, they introduced her out of the coma and he or she needed to face god is aware of what number of challenges and what number of operations and the actual fact she had no voice and he or she was actually weak and he or she was confined to this room in hospital.
“However she stored on going and he or she was decided to be herself once more.”
A number of medical consultants have been launched in the course of the trial to look at the position the unique assault had on her subsequent demise.
These included medical workers on the Royal United Hospital in Bathtub the place she was handled.
Dr Jonathan Worth, instructed the court docket she was too “frail” to be operated on after her situation deteriorated.
Prosecuting, Richard Smith KC instructed the court docket Ms Kirk died after a “swelling of her intestines.”
She discovered it very laborious as a result of she could not get individuals to know what she was saying as a result of the tracheostomy made it very laborious for her voice to be heard.
Jacqueline’s daughter Sonna
He instructed the jury within the eyes of the regulation Craig’s actions ought to represent homicide.
The prosecutor added: “It was in 2019 – 21 years after that petrol assault that Jacqueline Kirk turned sick and was rushed into hospital.
“Jacqueline Kirk’s intestines and bowel space grossly crammed with air and fuel to such an extent her abdomen turned swollen.
“It was bulging tightly and consequently she was clearly in a harmful state of affairs and fixed discomfort.
“Her chest and stomach have been stiff and constricted.
“For that motive the power of her chest and the stomach to swell to accommodate the intestines inside, have been restricted.”
Due to the background of her frailty, docs determined it was not proper or honest to function so she was placed on palliative care and died shortly afterwards.
Mr Smith added: “The prosecution say, Jacqueline’s demise all these years later was brought about, partially at the least, on account of the accidents inflicted upon her all these years in the past when she was so badly burnt.
“For that motive, this defendant is correctly charged, we are saying, with homicide.”
The court docket heard that on the time of the petrol assault they’d been a pair for round three to 4 years.
Throughout Craig’s earlier trial in 2000, Jacqueline had instructed the jury Craig had fantasized concerning the scene from Reservoir Canines the place a torturer tapes a policeman to a chair, douses him in petrol, cuts off his ear, and dances to the music Caught within the Center with You.
She instructed the jury: “I solely noticed the movie with him as soon as, however… he was at all times telling me about this bloke dancing and singing as he’s torturing any person.
“I believed that he was actual cool.”
Recalling the assault, the mother-of-two instructed the court docket: “Steve instructed me to move him a bottle stuffed with petrol and he instructed me to place my head down. I pushed it down so far as I may, then he poured the oil over me
“I may really feel it going all down my face and neck. I used to be simply pondering I used to be going to get battered.”
She was then given a cigarette and instructed it could be her final. He then instructed her: “See how calm your nerves are.”
Ms Kirk added: “I took the cigarette and he gave me a lightweight. I simply noticed a blue flame flash previous. I can keep in mind Steve strolling away about three paces.
“I began to really feel my arms burning. I rotated and I mentioned ‘Assist me’.
“He instructed me to roll. I rolled over and I believed it had gone out, however then whoosh, it went up once more. I couldn’t get something out of my mouth aside from ‘Assist me’.
“Steve instructed me to roll once more… the subsequent factor I keep in mind is waking up in intensive care.”
Craig might be sentenced at a later date.