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Smith family "unlawfully killed"

"Unlawful killing" verdict for Smith family found dead in their West Yorkshire home.

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Coroner rules Smith family "unlawfully killed"

It's emerged today that a father chose the fourth anniversary of losing his unborn son to kill his family and take his own life.

An inquest has been told that Richard Smith killed his 36 year old wife Clair before stabbing 9 year old Ben and one-year-old Aaron. He then set fire to their home in Pudsey in Leeds. The ashes of the couple's other son Jake were found on the bed with the family.

The coroner recorded verdicts of unlawful killing on Mrs Smith, Ben and Aaron and said 37-year-old Richard Smith took his own life.

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