Update: Coroner rules mother, son death a murder-suicide, says both suffered carbon monoxide poisoning, smoke inhalation and burns in house fire

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner released official cause of death of a mother and her son who died from injuries sustained in a house fire on Oct. 8.

The Coroner ruled the death of 47-year-old Renai Palmer a suicide, citing her official cause of death due to carbon monoxide intoxication and other contributing factors including, smoke inhalation and thermal injuries.

In the death of her son Gavin Murray Palmer, 6, the Coroner ruled his death was a homicide, revealing he died due to carbon monoxide intoxication and other contributing factors including smoke inhalation, and thermal injuries.

Both mother and son were severely injured in the morning fire at a home on Fox Canyon near West Oakey Blvd. and S. Cimarron Rd.

Fire officials say the fire started in a second-floor bedroom.

Both victims suffered severe burns. They were pronounced dead at the hospital.

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