In one exchange in court Mick Philpott tells a jury he tried to rescue his kids.
Prosecutor Richard Latham then states "You tried for about 45 seconds."
Mr Philpott responds saying "I tried more than that. I had to be restrained twice by police."
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Speaking exclusively to ITV News, Dawn Bestwick said jail wasn't good enough for MIck Philpott and that "as a coward" he "deserved to die".
The events that eventually led to parents Mick and Mairead Philpott and friend Paul Mosley's conviction of manslaughter.