Three charged over death of mum who died after blaze that killed her four kids

THREE people have today been charged over the death of a mum who died 20 months after a blaze that killed her four kids.

Michelle Pearson, 37, suffered burns to 75 per cent of her body – dying 20 months on from the petrol bomb attack that killed Demi, 15, Brandon, eight, Lacie, seven and three-year-old Lia.


Zak Bolland, 26, and David Worrall, 28, have now been charged with her murder and Courtney Brierley, 23, has been charged with manslaughter.

They are expected to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, September 15.

Michelle died from her fatal injuries in August last year after a petrol bomb was thrown through the window of their home in Salford, Greater Manchester in December 2017.

The blaze engulfed the home and killed Demi, Brandon and Lacie, who were asleep in a front bedroom.

Michelle's youngest daughter, three-year-old Lia died days later in hospital.

Her son, 16-year-old Kyle escaped the blaze with a friend.

Following the horrific attack, Michelle was placed in an induced coma for five months, missing her children's funeral as she received specialist care for burns covering her entire body.

Instead, she penned a heartbreaking tribute to her children which was read out to the congregation. "They were the twinkle in my eye, now they are angels in the sky. One day we will be reunited together forever,” she wrote.

Michelle's condition had begun to improve but tragically she took a turn for the worse and passed away on August 25 last year.

Her mum Sandra Lever revealed the tragic news on Facebook saying: "After a hard 20 months of fighting. Our beautiful Michelle gained her wings and went to join her babies."










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