Derby fire deaths: Philpott jury retires to consider 18 verdicts

  • 27 March 2013
  • From the section Derby
The defendants in court
Image caption The defendants are each charged with six counts of manslaughter

A jury in the trial of three people accused of killing six children in a house fire in Derby has retired to consider its verdicts.

Mick and Mairead Philpott, the children's parents, and friend Paul Mosley each deny six counts of manslaughter.

Mrs Justice Thirlwall began summing up the evidence in the case on Monday.

Earlier she reminded jurors at Nottingham Crown Court of Mrs Philpott's evidence and 999 recordings.

The jurors were sent home at about 16:30 GMT and will resume their deliberations on Tuesday.

Jade Philpott, 10, John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five, died on the morning of the fire on 11 May 2012.

Mrs Philpott's son from a previous relationship, 13-year-old Duwayne, died later in hospital.

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