Shocking Case Of Parents Who Killed Their Children. Mick and Mairead Philpott
Published at : 14 Dec 2020
The parents accused of killing six children in a house fire have been convicted of their manslaughter.
Mick Philpott, 56, was found guilty by a jury at Nottingham crown court of setting the blaze at his home in Derby which took the lives of Jayden, five, Jade, 10, John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, and 13-year-old Duwayne.
Philpott – a father of 17 children – was the prime organiser in setting a fire in the hall of his council house in Derby in a twisted plan to frame his ex-girlfriend after she left him, taking their children with her.
His wife, Mairead Philpott, and his friend Paul Mosley were both also found guilty of manslaughter of the children.
Days after their death Philpott gave a tearful press conference, where he acted like an "excited child" rather than a grief stricken parent, raising police suspicions.
Police branded Philpott as "stupid" and "shameful" with one police chief saying it was the saddest and most tragic case he has dealt with in three decades of policing.
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