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Fire family deaths: Woman jailed

A woman who murdered five members of a family, including three young children, when she set fire to her neighbour's pushchair has been jailed for at least 30 years.

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Sentencing for Prestatyn family fire deaths

Melanie Smith was found guilty of murdering five members of the same family after starting a devastating fire following a row about a pram. Credit: North Wales Police handout

A woman who started a devastating fire which killed five members of a family will be sentenced for their murders today.

Alcoholic Melanie Smith set her neighbour's pushchair alight because she was angry it had been left in a shared hallway close to the front door of her flat.

Smith was found guilty of five counts of murder by a jury at Mold Crown Court last Tuesday and will be sentenced this morning at the same court at 10am.

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