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Parents whose six children died in house fi're have had murder charges dropped

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IceTheChristmasKateMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 18-Dec-12 12:28:06

Hi everyone,

Thanks to everyone who's brought this thread to our attention. We've just gone through and deleted some speculative and libelous posts.

Nancy66 Tue 18-Dec-12 09:41:19

the murder charge always seemed odd. Murder means there was clear intent to end life...rather than it happening as an unfortunate consequence of actions.

Manslaughter makes more sense.

JakeBullet Tue 18-Dec-12 08:27:45

Thanks Peanut, I hoped that was right. Hope I have not opened a can of worms by starting this thread. Might ask MNHQ to remove it to be in the safe side....or at least keep an eye on it.

peanutMD Tue 18-Dec-12 08:00:34

it wasn't aimed at you Jake.

More the posters who seem to know the inside story.

JakeBullet Tue 18-Dec-12 07:15:11

Yes Peanut, which is why I used the words "If they ARE responsible" .
Am well aware there has been no trial as yet. Just saying that IF they ARE responsible then I doubt it was intended for anyone to die sad

hiviolet Mon 17-Dec-12 23:22:14

Such a strange case. What on earth was their plan?

BabylonElf Mon 17-Dec-12 23:12:56

I drove past the house today, makes me feel so sad sad

Snazzyfeelingfestive Mon 17-Dec-12 23:10:04

VivaLeBeaver yep, my money would be on your explanation. But ripishere I would also bet that they do feel as you imagine they do.

ripsishere Mon 17-Dec-12 23:07:39

IMO, whatever the parents were charged with, nothing can compare to the way they must be feeling.
Murder V manslaughter, same same, nothing will bring their children back.

peanutMD Mon 17-Dec-12 22:55:53

Wow the trial has already been done and the evidence shown to prove them guilty then?

I and a lot of others appear to have missed that fact hmm

VivaLeBeaver Mon 17-Dec-12 22:42:16

I don't think it's been proved yet that they started the fire.

expatinscotland Mon 17-Dec-12 22:37:48

Who knows? The whole case is very, very strange.

wannaBe Mon 17-Dec-12 22:34:57

the opinion that people are thick and children died isn't something that is going to prejudice a trial.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 17-Dec-12 22:30:48

Sometimes people are incredibly thick and do stupid things. Sadly these kids have paid the price.

I guess we shouldn't discuss much if there's going to be a trial.

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peanutMD Mon 17-Dec-12 21:20:09

I don't really know any of the facts about this case except the fact that 6 innocent lives were lost in such a horrific way.

My thinking is though that there must be some doubt if the charges have been reduced which means that there is every chance those parents were denied an opportunity to say goodbye to their precious children for no reason sad

Electricblanket Mon 17-Dec-12 18:02:58

I agree .... I always thought they started the fire, with the intention of getting everyone out. However .......they need to serve time for the crime.

JakeBullet Mon 17-Dec-12 17:27:07

They have had their murder charge dropped and have instead been charged with manslaughter.

Am not surprised tbh . If they ARE responsible for the fire then it is unlikely that they intended for anyone to die.sad

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