"I woke up to the fire," Mairead Philpott is telling a jury at Nottingham Crown Court.
She said she was naked at the time and first appreciated there was a fire in the house when her husband Mick opened the door and flames came through it.
She said she was trying to get dressed as she called 999.
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The judge said the 14-year-old had been subject to a great injustice. He was executed for the murder of two little girls in 1944.
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