Carla Connor's wrong murder charge
'Coronation Street's Carla Connor faces a fight for freedom when she is accused of murdering ex-husband Tony Gordon when he dies in a fire after taking her hostage
'Coronation Street's Carla Connor is to be wrongly charged for murder.
The Underworld factory boss - played by Alison King - finds herself facing jail following the demise of her deranged ex-husband Tony Gordon (Gray O'Brien), who tries to kill her after escaping from prison.
Tony - who is on remand for killing Carla's former lover Liam Connor - holds Carla and Hayley (Julie Hesmondhalgh) hostage at gunpoint in the factory but eventually agrees to let the seamstress go before setting the building on fire.
Carla manages to free herself and grabs Tony's gun, wounding him as she fires it, only for him to die in the blaze after she escapes. However, police assume the Scot has died from the gunshot wound, sparking the brunette beauty's arrest.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Things look very bleak for Carla as there are no witnesses to back up her story."
Another insider added: "This storyline will be the best of 2010, fans will be gripped and Tony will go out in a blaze of glory."
Carla is not the only Weatherfield woman to be accused of murdering her husband.
Gail McIntyre (Helen Worth) is already being held on remand, accused of murdering her spouse Joe, whose attempts to fake his own death in an insurance scam went badly wrong.