First picture of couple killed in their home before it was torched

Dennis and Sheila Jefferson in August 2010 Picture: Solent News & Photo Agency'UK
Dennis and Sheila Jefferson in August 2010 Picture: Solent News & Photo Agency'UK
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THIS is the couple killed in their home before it was set alight.

Dennis and Sheila Jefferson, aged 76 and 73, died from neck and head injuries at their home in Chidham, near Chichester.

Police launched a murder investigation and revealed that a man in his 70s, who is critically ill with severe burns, is a potential suspect.

Dennis, who was a retired manager of a printing company, had a son and daughter from a previous relationship.

Sheila, a housewife, also has an adult son and daughter from a previous relationship.

The blaze broke out on Saturday morning.