Bur­glar jailed for fire that killed two

The Scotsman - - News Digest -

A bur­glar who killed a fa­ther and daugh­ter in a fire he started in an at­tempt to cover his tracks has been jailed for 20 years.

Daniel Jones, 29, set a house in Stan­ley, Wake­field, alight in Oc­to­ber 2016 in a bid to de­stroy CCTV ev­i­dence of a nearby break-in.

An­drew Broadhead, 42, and his daugh­ter Kiera, eight, died in the fire.

At Leeds Crown Court yes­ter­day, Jones, of Knot­tin­g­ley, was cleared by a jury of mur­der but was con­victed of man­slaugh­ter.

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