Philpott trial: Mairead was high on cannabis on the night fire claimed the lives of her six children, trial told
MAIREAD Philpott was high on cannabis on the night fire claimed the lives of her six children, her trial was told.
A witness said Mairead was "stoned" only hours before the blaze started.
Mairead, her husband, Mick Philpott and a family friend had earlier gone out to buy cannabis together, the jury heard.
The claims came on the 10th day of the trial of the Philpotts and Paul Mosley for the manslaughter of the six children.
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Witness Vicky Ferguson also said the Philpotts' behaviour after the fire was not normal. Ms Ferguson said: "It was not the behaviour you would expect from parents that had just lost their six children."
The trial heard that after Mick Philpott's live-in girlfriend, Lisa Willis, had walked out of the family home at 18 Victory Road, Allenton, Mairead had attempted suicide.
Mick claimed that, in a suicide note, she said she had tried to take her own life so he could live with their children and the children he had had with Ms Willis and "be happy".