Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mick Philpott and his wife Mairead Charged with the Murder of their 6 Children

The parents of six children killed in an arson attack on their home in Derby have been charged with murder.

Derbyshire Police had arrested Mick Philpott, 55, and his wife Mairead, 31, on suspicion of murder on Tuesday.

The pair will appear before Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on Thursday morning.

A Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said: "The evidence was reviewed by a Crown Advocate from the CPS East Midlands Complex Casework Unit, who decided that there was sufficient evidence to charge and that it is in the public interest for a prosecution to take place.

"It is important to note that the defendants are entitled to a fair trial and nothing should be said or reported that would prejudice that right." Read More