Mick & Mairead Philpott face jail for killing their six children
A couple face jail today after they started a house fire which killed their six children.
Mick and Mairead Philpott started the blaze in their Derby home in the early hours of May 11 last year in a bid to frame Lisa Willis, Philpott's former girlfriend.
Philpott was embroiled in a custody battle with Miss Willis, who had lived with the couple and slept with Philpott on alternate nights while living at the house.
Both women were said to have lived happily with one another for a decade but Miss Willis left Philpott three months before the deadly fire taking her five children, four of whom were fathered by him.
Jade Philpott, 10, and her brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, Jayden, five, and Duwayne, 13 - all died as a result of the petrol-fuelled blaze that tore through their three-bed council house in Victory Road.
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