Leeds man in court to deny murder over blaze deaths

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A LEEDS man accused of setting a deadly fire which killed a mother and her three children has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of murder.

Akeem Jeffers, 21, of Buslingthorpe Lane, Sheepscar, was one of five defendants who appeared at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday charged over the fatal blaze in Leicester last year.

Jeffers, Tristan Richards, 22, Shaun Carter, 24, Jackson Powell, 20, and a 17-year-old youth all entered pleas after hearing the allegations against them.

 

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