8 guilty over Leicester arson attack


Two men who murdered a family of four in a “botched revenge attack” in their house in Leicester have been imprisoned for lifetime, BBC reported.

According to the verdict, twenty-three-year-old Tristan Richards, and Kemo Porter, 19, must serve minimum terms of 35 years and 25 years respectively for the death of Shehnila Taufiq and her three children, in Leicester.

Six others have also been jailed for their manslaughter.

Mrs Taufiq, 47, daughter Zainab, 19, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamal, 15 died in the blaze on September 13, 2013.

According to the BBC, the judge, Justice John Griffith Williams, described the group’s actions as “atrocious crimes” and said the “premeditated and planned attack” on an innocent family “makes the offending even more heinous”.

He said Shaun Carter, 24, Nathaniel Mullings, 19, Jackson Powell, 20, Aaron Webb, 20, Akeem Jeffers, 21 and 17-year-old Cairo Parker – convicted on Monday of manslaughter – were all influenced by Richards and Porter.