UK Child killer Mairead Philpott to be freed next month on parole

Derby child killer Mairead Philpott is to be released after only 7 years.

The mother of six was jailed to 17 years for the manslaughter of her children at her home in Derby, England in 2013.

Jade Philpott, 10, and brothers John, nine, Jack, seven, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five, died on the morning of the blaze on 11 May 2012.

Duwayne, who was 13, died three days later in hospital.

Mairead Philpott, 39, was jailed alongside her husband Mick Philpott, who was father to five of the children, after burning down their three bedroom council house to try and get a bigger one.

Mick Philpott was the brains of the plan the court heard of the time. He set the house alight whilst Mairead spoke to emergency services.

The children died in the fire from smoke inhalation.

Mick was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 15 years imprisonment.

A family friend named as Paul Mosely was sentenced to 17 years for helping with the plot.

The prosecution during the trial said the Philpotts tried to frame Mick’s former lover Lisa Willis, who had also lived at the house, in a bid to get custody of her children.

And now Mairead is set to be released and could be paroled by November.

David Spencer at the Centre for Crime Prevention said: “The case shocked the country and it will be nothing less than abhorrent that the children’s mother is being released after 8½ years. This is not justice.”

A Prison Service spokesperson said: “Offenders released on licence face strict conditions and can be returned to prison if they breach them.”

They also said that they cannot comment on an individual’s case.

 

 


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