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MICK PHILPOT

 


Name:

Michael Stanley Philpott

Mairead Philpott

Paul Barry Mosley

AKA:

 

D.O.B.

 
Kill Total:

6

Kill date:

11 May 2012

Kill Place:

Derby

Status:

Married

Occupation:

unemployed

Victim:

Jayden - 5

Jade - 10

John - 9

Jack - 8

Jesse - 6

Duwayne - 13

 


 

Court:

Nottingham Crown Court

(T20127295)               

Judge:

Mrs Justice Kate Thirlwall

Prosecution:

Richard Brunton Latham QC

Defence:

Philpott - Anthony Orchard QC

Mairead - Shaun Malden Smith QC

Mosley - Benjamin Nolan QC

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FACTFILE

 

Technically, and legally this crime is manslaughter, as it appears that Philpott did not intend to murder his children.

 

Philpott lived in a 3 bedroom council house in Victory Road, Derby with his wife, Mairead, and their 6 children as well as his mistress Lisa Wills, and her 5 children. All  was happy for 10 years, with both women accepting each other.

Paul Mosley had been a family friend for over 15 years, he had a sexual relationship with Mairead Philpott.

 

30th November 2011, Philpott

February 2012, After 10 years sharing the house, Ms Wills left, taking her five children, four of whom were fathered by Philpott.

Philpott wanted revenge, a plan was hatched to frame her for arson.

 

Friday 11th May 2012, In the early hours of the morning Philpott, Mairead, and friend  Paul Mosley,  poured petrol into the hallway of the family home.

The plan was that Philpott would then break in through the backdoor and become a hero by rescuing the children.

 

20th July 2012, Mick and Mairead Philpott are arrested for murder, but released on bail.

 

During police forensic examinations petrol was discovered on Mick Philpott's clothes.

 

6th November 2012, Paul Mosley is arrested and charged with murdering 6 children.

 

Monday 17th December 2012, Appearing by video-link from prison the Philpott's are told that the murder charge had been dropped and that they would instead be facing manslaughter charges.

All 3 are charged with 6 counts of manslaughter, they deny the charges.

Trial opens at Birmingham Crown Court in front of judge, Mrs Justice Kate Thirlwall the 3 accused deny manslaughter of 6 children.

At Birmingham Crown Court, All three are found guilty of manslaughter. The jury returned a unanimous decisions on Mosley and Philpott, Mairead Philpott was convicted by a majority decision.

Sentencing at Nottingham Crown Court, the Judge, Mrs Justice Kate Thirlwall,  said, "You are a disturbingly dangerous man. Your guiding principle is what Mick Philpott wants, Mick Philpott gets. You have no moral compass," He was given a life sentence with a minimum term of 15 years.

Mairead Philpott and Paul Mosley were each given

 

Altogether Philpot fathered 15 children.

 

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