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This mother killed her six children. Now she wants another baby.

A mother who killed her six children is now planning to have more with her new lover.

Mairead Philpott burned down the family home in 2012 with the children’s father, Mick Philpott and their family friend Paul Mosley.

Jade Philpott, 10, John, nine, Jack, eight, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five, died in the Derby, UK fire on 11 May 2012. Ms Philpott’s son from a previous relationship, 13-year-old Duwayne, also passed away later in hospital.

Despite Ms Philpott being set to spend the next 14 years behind bars, she’s already planning on starting a new family with a male penpal.


The children's funeral at St Mary's Church on June 22, 2012 in Derby, England. (Photo: Getty Images)

In a letter from her prison cell, 34-year-old Ms Philpott told her new boyfriend she is ready to have more kids.

Speaking about having children, she wrote: "When I'm 100 per cent sure then yes I will, I think you would be a fantastic dad.

"I would marry again and it will be you - I don't want anyone but you," she wrote, according to The Sun.

"I think you could be the one ive been looking for for years and never found but ive found you now so im happy."

 Builders begin to demolish the house where the Philpott kids passed away. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Ms Philpott also wrote about her high sex drive in one letter.

"I hope you have a high sex drive babe because it wont be me begging to stop," she said.

"I hope you've got enough staminer [sic] to keep up baby lol.

"I promise you won't be dissappointed [sic] lol you will just have to wait and see baby lol im not saying anymore because I cant do anything about the urge im getting...

"I just hope that we can both be happy together in the future - I think we were destined to meet each other."

Mairead Philpott in a police car following her arrest. Her children's names are tattooed on her right arm. (Photo: Getty Images)


Ms Philpott filed successfuly for divorce from Mick while behind bars two years ago.

Earlier this year, she called her husband a "sick psychopath” in another letter from her jail cell, reports The Sun.

"I don't miss Mick - he is dead to me for what he's done to me and put me through. I feel like nothing because of him," Ms Philpott wrote, according to The Sun.

"What is he like, well where do I start - evil, horrible, violent, nasty, sick, sychopath [sic]. I don't know what attracted me to him to be honest."

The charred building in which the children perished in the May 2012 fire. (Photo: Getty Images)

The Philpotts allegedly set fire to their family home as part of a plot to catch the attention of Mr Philpott’s ex-girlfriend Lisa Willis and win back custody of five more of his 17 children. But the plan went horribly when too much petrol was used.

The house fire burned out of control, leaving Philpott unable to reach the children in temperatures approaching 537 degrees celsius, The Daily Mail reports.

The Philpotts and Mosley were jailed in April 2013 for manslaughter.

While Philpott received a sentence of life imprisonment and will serve a minimum of 15 years, his wife and Mosley received 17 years imprisonment for their respective parts in the plot.

Ms Philpott will serve half of her sentence in jail.

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