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Evil killer set his mum on fire months after her will was changed in his favour

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A man who killed his own mother by setting her on fire was made the sole beneficiary of her will just months before the murder.Former offshore worker William Kelly, 47, shouted “die, die” as Cathy Kelly was engulfed in flames.Minutes earlier he had brutally assaulted the 71-year-old, punching and kicking her and leaving her lying on the floor of her home in Kilmarnock.It has now emerged that in the run-up to the attack in 2017, Kelly had been granted control of his mother’s £70,000 life savings.Mum-of-two Cathy, a former care assistant, signed a will only six months earlier where she bequeathed her entire estate to Kelly.Her daughter, Catherine Cree, who was estranged from her mother in the months leading up to her death, was left nothing.Kelly cannot now profit from his mum’s death as a result of his murder conviction but waited more than four years before giving up control of her estate.Documents seen by our sister paper, the Sunday Mail, show another relative was granted beneficiary of the will at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court last year.A source close to the family who did not want to be identified said: “It’s very suspicious timing to make sure everything is awarded to you after that person dies and then a mere seven months later they do.“It makes you wonder what the motive was in killing her and how long that idea had been in Kelly’s head.“Thankfully he cannot now benefit from his mother’s hard-earned money and is behind bars where he belongs.”A jury at the High Court in Glasgow took just 90 minutes to unanimously convict Kelly for the killing.

He was told he must spend 23 years behind bars before being considered for release.Throughout the trial, Kelly denied murdering his mother at the home they shared on February 11,

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