File photo dated 15/09/13 of a general view of the scene of the fatal house fire in Wood Hill
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Leicester fire deaths: Seven men and teenager found guilty

Eight people have been convicted for their part in a botched revenge arson attack that killed four members of the same family.

Shehnila Taufiq, 47, daughter Zainab, 19, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamal, 15 died in a house fire in Leicester in the early hours of 13 September.

Prosecutor Richard Latham QC said the defendants had intended to target the house of another man who they believed had stabbed their friend Antoin Akpom, but got the wrong house.

Kemo Porter, 19, and Tristan Richards, 23, were found guilty of murder.

Shaun Carter, 24, Nathaniel Mullings, 19, Jackson Powell, 20, Aaron Webb, 20, Akeem Jeffers, 21 and Cairo Parker, 17, were found guilty of manslaughter.

Alex Forsyth reports.

  • 23 Jun 2014
  • From the section UK
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