We have been following a UK trial in which three people are accused of causing a fire in Derby, in which six children died. On may 11, 2012 the six children died in a fire at their home. They died as they slept upstairs. Jade, 10, brothers John, nine, Jack, eight, Jessie, six and Jayden, five, all died in the house fire in the family's Derby home. Brother, Duwayne, 13, died three days later in hospital from his injuries.
Parents Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31 were accused of causing the death of their six children. Also charged was 45-year-old Paul Mosley.
Thursday SkyNews reports that a girlfriend of Mosley's nephew told the court that Mosley bragged when he was given bail. According to her the fire was an inside job which went wrong. She claims that Mosley bragged that once he was accquitted of any charges he would "tell all".
Melissa John told Nottingham Crown Court that Mosley claimed he would wait until the charges were dropped and "then he'd go public and tell everyone". He bragged that he was accused of six murders but was "out on bail". Sky News reports,
Ms John said Mosley later asked her: "What if I was to tell you we actually rehearsed this six weeks ago?"
The trial continues.
Opinion: This is a dreadful case and if guilt is proved all three deserve the maximum sentences possible. If the events happened in the way reported above the careless disregard for young life is appalling. When you consider the fact taht Philpott and his wife were responsible for the children's safety, health and well-being it is sickening. The trial must run its course. Until convicted the three are presumed inncocent. If they are found guilty, they are at a sad excuse for human life.