GUILTY UK - Michelle, 36, Demi, 14, Brandon, 8, Lacie, 7, & Lia Pearson, 3, die in arson fire, 11 Dec 2017

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    I couldn’t see it going any other way but it is still really excellent news
     
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    It couldn’t have gone any other way and it’s awful that they forced the Pearson family to go through another trial. At least it seems CB has shown some remorse by pleading guilty. I doubt these two will get their sentences lengthened, but they should after hearing that they still only care about themselves and have no remorse for what they did.
    As I have previously said I just live a few streets away from where this happened and I drove past the house the other day and both that and the two either side of it are still boarded up and are a reminder of that awful night. My whole community is still shocked by what they did.
     
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    Thanks for the updates Legally, it's hugely appreciated.

    There's an editorial on the Manchester Evening News site that's worth a read also.
     
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    Hadn't seen this thread until today, spent all evening reading the whole thing and wow, what a depressing thread. I'm not usually affected emotionally by cases here so much but this one got to me; what a senseless waste of five lives, in fact eight, when you consider there was no good reason for three people to put themselves into prison for decades. All for some stupidly escalating tit-for-tat attacks,which, it appears from one quote in the second trial (which named the person who actually set fire to Bolland's car), weren't even originally directed at the right person. Horrible people by the sounds of it, and I'm glad they actually got respectable sentences the first time around, so even if it's not increased from this trial (understandable, given how high they already were; I imagine this was just about getting justice for Michelle, to show she was their victim too), it'll be a long time before they get out.

    Just can't stop thinking about poor Michelle: 20 months of what must have been awful physical and mental pain, with no recovery at the end of it; it would probably have been much kinder to her if she'd died at the time of the fire :(
     
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    From your link:

    She [the judge] again handed them life sentences, to serve a minimum of 40 and 37 years respectively.

    The judge said both sentences would start from today (Wednesday), meaning the period from when they were previously sentenced, in May 2018, until now, would not count towards their minimum terms.

    [...]

    Brierley was originally sentenced to 21 years, of which she would have to serve half.

    She was today sentenced to 12 years. Under new laws passed since the first sentencing, she now has to serve two-thirds of that sentence.

    It is thought that she will have to serve about eight months additional time in custody.
     
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    Arsonists who killed four young children in petrol bomb house attack jailed for life for second time | Daily Mail Online

    "A pair of arsonists who murdered four young children after hurling Molotov cocktails into their home have been jailed for life for a second time after the siblings' mother died 20 months after the blaze.

    Michelle Pearson, 37, suffered 75 per cent burns after two thugs threw petrol bombs through the window of her house in Walkden, Salford, in December 2017.

    She was rescued as the blaze tore through the property before being placed in a coma, but passed away in August 2019.

    The sickening attack, which also claimed the lives of her children Demi, 15, Brandon, eight, Lacie, seven and Lia, three, came after a petty feud between the attackers and the children's older brother Kyle, 16, who escaped the inferno with a friend.

    Zak Bolland, 26, and David Worrall, 28, were found guilty of murdering the mother last month having already been convicted of the four children's murders in 2018."
     
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