possessive, Mehmood and his girlfriend Lucy would argue a
2000, Mehmood poured petrol in the living room and
kitchen, and set fire to the house while the rest of the
family were asleep upstairs.
He claimed we
was awoken by the smoker alarm going off, he climbed out of
a rear window.
a nearby petrol station near the house showed
Mehmood's black cab on the forecourt at 3:20am.
Timings from the emergency services showed that a neighbour,
who called the fire brigade at 3:30am saw Mehmood standing
outside the blazing house.
128th October 2001, A jury at Stafford Crown Court took
three-and-a-half hours to find Azhar Ali
Mehmood, guilty of the murders of his girlfriend Lucy
Lowe, her sister Sarah Lowe, and their mother Eileen Lowe.
daughter Tazneem was inside at the time of the fire, but was
Mehmood was also convicted of the attempted murder of
George Lowe, the teenagers' father, who escaped the
fire by climbing out a bedroom window, but was unable to
save his family.
He was given 4