The fire began in the early hours of the morning of May 11th 2012 at the Philpott's family home at No.18 Victory Road.
The six children - Duwayne, Jade, John, Jack, Jesse and Jayden - were asleep upstairs in their bedrooms. Their parents Mick & Mairead Philpott claimed they were asleep downstairs in the conservatory.
Mick Philpott said he was woken by the sound of smoke alarms, and that when he realised it was a fire he ran into the back garden and climbed a ladder to try to rescue the children from the upstairs bedroom windows.
But despite using a tennis racket & a wrench he couldn't break the glass. Neighbours also tried to help rescue the children but were beaten back by the smoke and flames.
Mairead Philpott rang 999 but despite desperate attempts by fire crews and police to revive them, the children died from smoke inhalation.
Days later Mick and Mairead Philpott appeared before the media where police confirmed that petrol had been used to start the fire.
Two weeks later the couple were arrested. On November 5th 2012 their friend Paul Mosley was also arrested.
In December all three pleaded NOT GUILTY to six counts of manslaughter.
Their trial began on Monday 11th February at Nottingham Crown Court.
Prosecutor Richard Latham QC told the jury the fire was deliberately started by Mick Philpott as part of a plot to frame his ex-mistress Lisa Willis who'd left the family home three months earlier - taking her five children with her.
After Ms Willis left, Mick Philpott told friends and police she'd threatened to kill him and his family,and 'torch' the house.
The prosecution claim this was Mick Philpott setting Ms Willis up, and that he planned the blaze himself with the aim of rescuing the children - and being hailed a hero.
Thus, with the finger of suspicion pointing at Lisa Willis, he'd be awarded custody of their 5 children.
Experts later testified in court that traces of petrol had been found on clothes belonging to the Philpotts and Paul Mosley.
Secret police audio recordings of conversations between the couple at their hotel room and in a police van were also played to the jury.
On two occasions Mick Philpott was heard to whisper "Are we sticking to the story?"
Their behaviour after the fire was also questioned. Several witnesses said the couple didn't behave like 'grieving parents'.
The mortuary manager at the Royal Derby Hospital described one visit by them to see their children in the morgue..."resembled a circus."
Throughout the trial Mick Philpott denied being the architect of the fire. But today a jury decided he was lying. He'll be sentenced tomorrow at 10:30am.