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Coroner Confirms Fire Intentional In Death Of Mother, Son

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada authorities have ruled the death of a 6-year-old boy a homicide and the death of his mother a suicide after an October house fire killed them both.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday that the Gavin Palmer and his 47-year-old mother Renai Palmer died Oct. 8 after their house caught fire less than 10 miles west of the Strip.


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Authorities previously said they suspected the mother deliberately set the fire.


The Clark County Coroner's Office confirmed Monday that Gavin Palmer's death was a homicide and Renai Palmer's death was a suicide.


Authorities say both died from carbon monoxide poisoning, smoke inhalation and thermal injuries.

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