The Associated Press
EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio — Investigators have determined that an eastern Ohio man set a fire two months ago that killed him and his three young sons.
Officials say 37-year-old Ulrick Estimot locked himself and the boys in their East Liverpool home on March 17 before setting himself and the house on fire. The arson has been ruled a murder-suicide.
The boys were ages 11, 7 and 5.
Police say the fire happened a day after Estimot and his girlfriend, the mother of two of the children, decided to separate.
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Police say Estimot poured gasoline throughout the house before igniting himself in the living room near his youngest son. The two older boys were found in an upstairs bedroom.