'Mum I'm dying, I'm on fire': Aunt reveals chilling premonition nephew had weeks before he was killed in house fire
Speaking on the Jeremy Kyle show, the children's aunt Sarah revealed how one of her deceased nephews had a vision of the horrifying attack.
The aunt of four children who were murdered in a horrific house fire that engulfed their home in Jackson Street, Walkden, Greater Manchester last year revealed how her nephew had a chilling vision of the attack weeks before it happened. 15-year-old Demi Pearson, eight-year-old Brandon, seven-year-old Lacie, and three-year-old Lia all succumbed in the fire after their house was torched with petrol bombs by three of their elder brother's friends, Zak Bolland, 23, David Worrall, 25, and Courtney Brierley, 20, on December 11, 2017.
According to the Daily Mail, the fatal attack came after the family had already been subjected to weeks of harassment and abuse by the culprits. The children's mother, Michelle was described as "the mother of the community" and had reportedly tried to help the attackers on numerous occasions, though they would continue to target the house. The harassment ultimately culminated in the fatal arson attack, with Michelle sustaining 75% burns to her body and having to be put into a medically-induced coma after she tried to wade into the burning house to rescue her trapped children.
Emergency services were called to the location shortly after 5 a.m. that day, though they were unable to rescue three of her children - Demi, Brandon, and Lacie. Lia was alive when they took her out of the burning home, though she would die from her injuries in the hospital a few days later. Two of their eldest siblings, 16 and 17 respectively and Michelle were the only ones who managed to make it out of the fire alive.
Now, close to 10 months after the attack, the children's aunt and Michelle's sister, Sarah, revealed on the Jeremy Kyle show that Brandon had a premonition about the fire. "Brandon used to say, 'are we going to die?'" she said. "He woke up one night and said, 'mum I'm dying, I'm on fire' when he was asleep. She told him he was dreaming and that nobody would ever hurt him as long as she is alive." She also said that one of the surviving brothers "blames himself because he couldn't get back in to save them."
Michelle's mother, Sandra, spoke about how her daughter only came to know of her four children's death five months after the incident because of her comatose state. Daily Mail quoted her as having said, "It had to come from me or the nurses and she asked about the kids — she said, 'where's my baby?'"
"She was in denial," she continued. "She kept asking every day for about six weeks when it sunk in."
The Mail reported that Bolland was given four life sentences at the Manchester Crown Court in May for his role in the crime, He was mandated to serve at least 40 years behind bars, ten years for each of the four murders. Worrall was also given four life sentences and ordered to serve a minimum of 37 years while Brierley was found guilty of four counts of manslaughter and sentenced to 21 years in prison.
Speaking about their punishments, Sarah said, "They might be in prison but the kids are not here. All the time was there to help people and at the end nobody was there to help her."