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A combined 132 years in jail for the men who killed the Taufiq family in arson attack

The victims were the wife and children of Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar, a Dublin-based neurosurgeon.

THE EIGHT MEN convicted for their part in a fatal arson attack in Leicester that killed the family of an Irish neurosurgeon have been sentenced to a combined 132 years in prison.

Two men, Kemo Porter and Tristan Richards, were convicted of murdering the Shehnila Taufiq and her three children Zainab, Bilal and Jamal.

The remaining remaining six men were convicted of manslaughter.

The men have now been sentenced with both of those convicted of murder handed life sentences. Richards will serve a minimum of 35 years in jail for each count and Porter a minimum of 25 years.

The men convicted of manslaughter will serve sentences ranging in length from eight to 15 years for each count. All of the sentences are to run concurrently.

leicester fire Top row (L-R)Kemo Porter, Tristan Richards, Shaun Carter, Aaron Webb; bottom row: Nathaniel Mullings, Jackson Powell, Akeem Jeffers, Cairo Parker Source: Leicestershire Police

The victims were the wife and children of Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar, a Dublin-based neurosurgeon.

The children were aged 19, 17 and 15 and were inside their terraced home in the Spinney Hills area of Leicester when the blaze broke out in the early hours of the morning last September.

In an interview after the tragic incident, Al Sattar said he drew strength from the Quaran. He said that he had people in Dublin and in Leicester supporting him.

Read: Eight convicted over fire that killed Dublin neurosurgeon’s family >

Read: Ryanair promises to refund Dr Sattar for Leicester flight fees >

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