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Two men jailed for life for Leicester house fire murders

Two men have been jailed for life for murdering a mother and her children in Leicester, who died when their home was mistakenly set alight in a botched revenge attack.

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Men guilty of murder in botched revenge attack

Two men have been found guilty of murdering a mother and her three children in a botched revenge attack.

Read: Pair guilty of murdering mother and children in house fire

The family died when a fire engulfed their house in Wood Hill, Leicester in September last year:

  • Shehnila Taufiq, 47
  • Zainab Taufiq, 19
  • Bilal, 17
  • Jamal, 15

Kemo Porter, 19, and Tristan Richards, 22, were found guilty of their murders at Nottingham Crown court.

A third man, Shaun Carter, 24, was found not guilty of four counts of murder but guilty of manslaughter.

Prosecutors said the fire was a botched revenge attack for the stabbing of Antoin Akpom, 20, but that the killers attacked the wrong house.

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