MICHAEL PHILPOTT FOUND GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER – For many who have followed the news and trial of Michael and Mairead Philpott the end is finally over as both are convicted by a jury to the manslaughter of six of their 17 children during a house blaze which Michael Philpott plotted in an attempt to get money.
Below is the original press interview that garnered the public’s sympathy that turned out to be a complete lie.
Video: Philpott is arrested to face charges over the deaths of his six children
There is no doubt we are all capable of wrong-doing from time to time but to put a child’s life in harm’s way due to personal greed and selfishness is a crime that goes to the very depths of human depravity.
During the trial the jury was subjected to the lowest levels of degradation that is possible as details of Michael Philpotts grotesque lifestyle emerged and that how a Welfare Benefits System, once set up to help the real needy has become a tool for the lazy to abuse for their own personal gain with little or indeed no consideration for others.
The tragic victims of the Derbyshire house blaze started by father-of- seventeen Mick Philpott: Duwayne, 13, (top left), John, 9, (top right) (bottom row left to right) Jack, 7, Jesse, 6, their sister Jade, 10, and Jayden, 5
Video: Mortuary Manager expressing her concerns at the time of the children’s deaths.
While Michael Philpott may have plotted the terrible events that lead to the death of six of his seventeen children we all have blood on our hands. It is our liberal society that allowed Michael to live the lifestyle and as the prosecution told the jury, ‘the reason Philpott lived with both his wife Mairead and his mistress Lisa Willis, was because Philpott did not want to work. He clearly understood that by having a house full of children he could live a lifestyle of drink, dope and debauchery all at the expense of the taxpayer.
It emerged during the trial that Michael Philpott treated his children as nothing more than cash cows in order to gain massive state benefit handouts to the turn of £60,000 a year.
Our liberal society has sunk to such depths of depravity that Michael, even after being convicted of the manslaughter of six of his children, sat there smiling.
The plot was a despicable one, Michael, his wife Mairead and friend Paul Mosely plotted to set fire to the family in an attempt to frame Philpotts former lover Lisa Willis, who walked out on him taking five of the children with her, in order to win back custody of the five children due to the fact Philpott was losing out on the benefits money, to the tune of £1,000 a month, those children generated to fuel his lifestyle.
It was on that fateful day on May 11th 2012 that Philpott put into action the plot that he, his wife Mairead and Paul Mosely concocted. The plan was to set fire to the house and then save the children, making Philpott look like a hero. His plan was not simply a matter of gaining custody of the five children that Lisa Willis has left with, by framing her for this crime, but also to force the council to give them a bigger house due to their home being destroyed in the fire.
The fire quickly flared out of control trapping the six victims inside who then succumbed to smoke inhalation.
After forensic investigation and surveillance of the couple the police arrested Philpott, Mairead and Paul Mosely on the 30th May 2012 for the deaths of their six children.
While public opinion wanted the trio to stand trial for murder the Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) was unable to lay such charges due to the lack on ‘intent’ and therefore the lesser charges of manslaughter were filed.
We can but hope for society to sit up and take notice of how the abuse of the benefits system and the greed of these individuals culminated in the loss of so many innocent lives.