Three convicted over arson attack that killed four children
Demi Pearson, 15, her brother Brandon, aged eight, seven-year-old sister Lacie, and sister Lia, three, all died.
A jury has convicted three people over a petrol bomb attack with killed four children as they slept at their home.
Zak Bolland, 23, who launched the fatal attack after being involved in a petty feud with the victims’ 17-year-old brother Kyle Pearson, was convicted of four counts of murder at Manchester Crown Court.
Bolland’s girlfriend Courtney Brierley, 20, was found guilty of four counts of manslaughter after flames engulfed the three-bedroom mid-terrace house in Jackson Street, Walkden, Greater Manchester.
Their 36-year-old mother screamed “Not the kids! Not my kids!” before being overcome by the smoke, heat and flames.
She was rescued, severely injured, along with her youngest daughter Lia, aged three, who died in hospital two days later.
The trio will be sentenced later on Thursday.
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