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A coroner has recorded a verdict of unlawful killing on a ten year old boy who died following a house fire near Newquay.
Ben Philpotts died in the blaze at his home at Trevarrian in January 2010. His mother Patricia also died in the fire. An open verdict was recorded on Mrs.Philpotts.
It's believed the fire was started by Harold Philpotts, the estranged husband of Mrs Philpotts, who had a history of mental illness.
He also died following the fire. The coroner recorded an open verdict on Mr Philpotts.
A coroner's recorded a verdict of unlawful killing on a ten year old boy who died following a house fire in Newquay
An inquest has resumed into the deaths of a mother and her son who died in a house fire in Trevarrian in January 2010
A man suspected of killing his wife and ten-year-old son shouted "I should have died in the fire, I wanted to die," after he was arrested.