Killer father Philpott bleats about hard life from inside prison cell
EVIL Mick Philpott has whined about being locked up for killing six of his kids.
The 62-year-old has written a letter from prison in which he denies responsibility for the house blaze which killed them.
In the note penned inside HMP Wakefield the killer dad says he “can’t believe I’m still here”.
Philpott claims he was devastated by the loss of his children, and says his “heart and soul have been completely ripped out”.
He adds: “I’m completely innocent. My babies are my whole world, my life.”
And he blames a neighbour for the 2012 atrocity – despite being convicted of six counts of manslaughter after setting fire to his home in a bid to get a bigger council house.
Philpott says he struggles with his mental health, and writes of how he wishes God would take his life so he can be with his children once more. He moans: “God my babies, why not me, they never hurt anybody, they gave so much love, joy, happiness and laughter.”
The letter also reveals that Philpott – who had 17 children by five different women – is instructing solicitors to look at whether he can appeal against his life sentence.
He says his new lawyers believe there is forensic evidence that would clear him.
He writes: “There was NO flammable liquids or residues on my clothes or trainers and like me they can’t understand why they was not used in court, plus other material that backs my case.”
Five of Philpott’s children – Jade, 10, John, nine, Jack, seven, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five – died in the fire on May 11, 2012, which Philpott set with wife Mairead in the hope of getting a bigger home. Their half-brother, Duwayne Philpott, 13, died in hospital two days later.
Philpott, Mairead and pal Paul Mosley were all convicted of manslaughter in April 2013.
Sentencing them, Mrs Justice Thirlwall said: “You have each been convicted of six counts of manslaughter. Each count represents the death of a child. They ranged in age from five to 13.
“All three of you are responsible for the deliberate setting of that fire. All three of you are responsible for those deaths. I have not the slightest doubt that you, Michael Philpott, were the driving force behind this shockingly dangerous enterprise.”
Mairead, 36, and Mosley were both jailed for 17 years for their part in the atrocity. Like Philpott, his wife also refuses to admit her guilt.
In a letter to a pen pal from behind bars exposed this summer, she wrote: “If I’d not have met him my babies would still be with me and I wouldn’t be sat here.”
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