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Neighbour Jamie Barrow, 31, ADMITS killing sisters, 1 & 3, and mum in house fire but denies murder | The Sun

A NEIGHBOUR has admitted killing a mum and her two children in a house fire but denies their murder.

Fatoumatta Hydara, 28, Naeemah, one, and Fatimah Drammeh, three, died in the blaze at the first-floor flat in Nottingham.

Jamie Barrow, who lives on the same street as the family, today pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

But the 31-year-old denied three counts of murder in a hearing at Nottingham Crown Court.

Barrow also entered a not guilty plea to one count of arson being reckless as to whether life was endangered.

He was remanded in custody ahead of a provisional trial dare of June 12.

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Fatoumatta's husband Aboubacarr Drammeh, 40, had raced back from America after the fire tore through the family home in November.

His children were rushed to hospital but sadly couldn't be saved and were declared dead shortly after.

Fatoumatta was placed on a life support machine but later died.

Paying tribute, the dad said: "It is with great sadness that we have lost Fatoumatta and our two daughters in such a tragic way.

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“Fatoumatta had lived a short but a very beautiful and fulfilling life. A former voluntary worker, Fatoumatta was a very happy, bubbly woman who wouldn’t have the heart to hurt a fly.

"It is therefore inconceivable to think who might have committed this cruel crime against my family.

“We thank the Ahmadi Muslim community in Nottinghamshire, the Gambian community, the local neighbours and all those well-wishers for their continuous support in this difficult time.

“I and my in-laws are left without any daughters, grandchildren and nieces. I will deeply miss my family.”

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