16:13 04 April 2013
The parents of six children who died due to a house fire in Derby have now received their jail sentences from the courts on Thursday, 4th April. Mick Philpott has been handed a life sentence in prison. The pair’s friend has also been handed his sentence.
Following their appearance in Nottingham Crown Court earlier this week (Tuesday) where the three were convicted of manslaughter over the case, Mick Philpott, aged 56, Mairead Philpott, 32, and Paul Mosley, 46, attended court on Thursday to hear their fate.
Mick, who has had 17 children, was given life in jail and reportedly is to serve at least 15 years. His wife Mairead, and their friend, Mosley, were given 17 years for their involvement in regards to the house fire at Victory Road.
The fire which broke out in May last year resulted in the deaths of Duwayne, aged 13, Jack, 8, Jade, 10, Jayden, 5, Jesse, six, and John, 9.
The judge Mrs. Justice Thirlwell said of Mick: “You are a disturbingly dangerous man. Your guiding principle is what Mick Philpott wants he gets.”
Adding: “You have no moral compass.”
They appeared in court earlier this year for their trial after being taken in by police last year.
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