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Linda Report 2 Apr 2013 16:55

Mick and Mairead Philpott have been found guilty of the deaths of their six children


Eeyore13 Report 2 Apr 2013 16:58

What a sad day because no punishment can ever bring those children back. I just hope when sentences are passed they're sufficiently harsh.


Chrissie2394 Report 2 Apr 2013 16:58

That doesn't surprise me at all.



Linda Report 2 Apr 2013 17:17

Problem is life does not mean life these days, if I was would the judge it would be 25 years for each child and not to run together.


AnnCardiff Report 2 Apr 2013 17:19

were they charged with murder of manslaughter?


Chrissie2394 Report 2 Apr 2013 17:20

Charged with manslaughter. Highly unlikely they would get a conviction for murder.



AnninGlos Report 2 Apr 2013 17:22

Convicted by a majority of manslaughter, to be sentenced Wednesday. that is all 3 of them.


AnnCardiff Report 2 Apr 2013 17:36

well they won't get as much for manslaughter as for murder - pity they can't have a sentence for each child - then they'd never walk free again

those little faces - makes one weep


Chrissie2394 Report 2 Apr 2013 17:41

Although they were arrested on suspicion of murder, I was relieved when I read they were being charged with manslaughter, they would have more than likely walked free otherwise.

I have no doubt they will get some grief from other inmates now they've been convicted. Just hope they don't get put on Section 43 where they will be protected.



Kay???? Report 2 Apr 2013 17:41

I'm still of the opinion that Mrs Philpott shouldnt have survived,,,,,,,,

horrific,,,I hope the nightmares just get worse over the years locked away till it sends the gulity crazy.


Muffyxx Report 2 Apr 2013 17:49

At last....felt something was iffy right from the start with those two...won't bring the poor children back of course....bless them. x


StrayKitten Report 2 Apr 2013 17:59

:-( those poor children,


AnnCardiff Report 2 Apr 2013 18:34

I'm sensing rough times ahead in jail for all of them - oh dear


KempinaPartyhat Report 2 Apr 2013 18:53

In England and Wales manslaughter has a "discretionary" life sentence, as opposed to the mandatory one for murder. This means the judge's discretion is used.

Lets hope the judge is in a bad mood else they could be out in 3 years! and as for bad time in prison ....they have rights in there to and if anyone should mis treat them they are guarded on a one to one basis!!! at tax payers exspence!!!

Sorry Hang them!


JoyBoroAngel Report 2 Apr 2013 18:57

i say hang them twice :-( :-(


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 2 Apr 2013 19:06

Roll on Wednesday and lets hope the judge is in a bad mood!!



Mauatthecoast Report 2 Apr 2013 19:42

I say may they rot in Hell :-| upset to think of those poor children.


supercrutch Report 2 Apr 2013 20:54

I shall apologise in advance for this:

Neither seemed contrite or truly upset, he is a controlling vicious individual and she seems to be lacking any emotion at all.

I hope that their sentences are the maximum allowable against the manslaughter charge and they get their true punishment in prison via other inmates.

They lied to save their own necks about plotting to frame another for the fire, listening to the recordings of conversations between the two of them after the tragedy it was plain to me that the only regret they experienced was their arrests.

I sincerely hope they never get released and the rest of his children and family receive compassion from the community and can rebuild their lives.


AnnCardiff Report 2 Apr 2013 21:15

well even if and when they are released from prison - if ever - they will have to be watching their backs for the rest of their lives


eRRolSheep Report 2 Apr 2013 21:28

for manslaughter the discretionary tariff of life can mean anything.
In theory the judge could award anything from an unconditional discharge up to a life sentence which carries a MINIMUM tariff