18 May 2013

Pair charged with murder after burned man dies

5:17 am on 18 May 2013

Two men have been charged with murdering a Christchurch man who police say was doused with petrol and set on fire.

Terrance Martin Smith, 55, died in hospital last week after suffering severe burns at a house in the Christchurch suburb of Woolston on 25 April.

Jason Barry, 42, and Shay Webster, 20, were previously charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

They are now charged with murder and will appear in court on 24 May.