Philpott appeal dismissed

Mairead Philpott, jailed for 17 years for killing her six children in a house fire in Derby, will challenge the length of her sentence today in the Court of Appeal.

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Philpott's father: Why should she get another chance?

Jim Duffy, Mairead Philpott's father, told reporters that he was happy his daughter's appeal for a reduction of her 17-year sentence was rejected and described today's hearing as "a waste of money'.

She should have just got on with the sentence she got. Those children got no chance of appeal - why should she have got a chance?

She may have been dominated but at the end of the day she was the children's mother.

...She's my daughter, there's love there but I'll never forgive her for as long as I live for what she has done.

– Mairead Philpott's father


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