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Two men guilty of Salford house fire murders

Two men guilty of Salford house fire murders

Lia, Demi, Brandon and Lacie died in the fire and their mother Michelle Pearson was left in a coma
Two men have been found guilty of murdering four children by torching their home with petrol bombs.Zak Bolland, 23, and David Worrall, 26, were found guilty of murdering Demi, Brandon, Lacie and Lia Pearson in Walkden, Salford.Courtney Brierley, 20, was found not guilty of four counts of murder but convicted of manslaughter following the blaze on December 11 last year. They will be sentenced at Manchester Crown Court later.
Bolland and Worrall were found guilty of the murders of four siblings
The jury heard Bolland launched the fatal attack after being involved in a petty feud with the victims' 17-year-old brother Kyle Pearson,
Demi, Brandon and Lacie all died in the blaze. Their mother, Michelle Pearson, 36, was rescued, severely injured, along with her youngest daughter, Lia, aged three, who died in hospital two days later.Mrs Pearson spent four months in a coma before being told about their deaths.
Courtney Brierley was found guilty of four counts of manslaughter
Bolland was found guilty of three counts of the attempted murder of Mrs Pearson, Kyle, and his friend Bobby Harris who was staying at their house. Worrall, of no fixed address, was found guilty of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.Worrall and Brierley broke down in tears as the verdicts were read out in court. Bolland blinked and looked down to the floor.
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