Tonight's dramatic instalment saw Pete (played by Anthony Quinlan) demand to know why his brother Ross (Michael Parr) had torched their mum's possessions.
Unable to squirm his way out of this one, Ross confessed all, explaining that he didn't think the police should have Emma's (Gillian Kearney) phone and bag.
However, with the killer's death now being investigated for murder, Ross didn't take any chances and destroyed the evidence which would have put him as prime suspect.
Pete naturally lost it with his brother, demanding to know if he was capable of committing the murder of their mother.
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Ross confessed to burning Emma's belongings
Pete Barton confessed that he doesn't have an alibi
But Ross gave as good as he got, asking the same questions of Pete.
At the end of the tense encounter, it transpired that neither of the brothers have a strong alibi to clear them of their suspicion.
Will either of the siblings drop each other in or will the Barton clan stick together in the face of a prison sentence?
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As the mystery continues, fans are desperate to know who the mystery figure watching Ross was earlier this week.
Now that Pete seems to have been ruled out of the stalker suspect list, viewers are convinced it was either Cain Dingle (Jeff Hordley) or Adam Barton (Adam Thomas) who was creeping around.