- Paul Mosley parole granted
- Mosley involved in fatal fire
- Public safety concerns addressed
A parole hearing may result in the release from incarceration of a man convicted of intentionally causing the deaths of six children through a house fire.
Previous Release and Violation
After serving half of his sentence, he was granted release in May 2021. However, he was readmitted to prison in 2022 for violating the conditions of his parole.
Wednesday, the Parole Board formally affirmed the decision.
A spokesperson stated, “We can confirm that following an oral hearing, a panel of the Parole Board has ordered the release of Paul Mosley.”
“In making parole board decisions, the exclusive consideration is the public risk that a released prisoner would pose. Furthermore, the feasibility of mitigating that risk within the community is crucial.”
A panel will review a lot of information, including the initial crime and any changes in behaviour. Additionally, the panel will assess the damage inflicted and the consequences of the crime on the victims.
The parole hearing was conducted on October 24.
A Ministry of Justice official said, “Our thoughts continue to be with the victims and their families on this horrific day.”
Monitoring and Consequences
Paul Mosley’s behaviour while under the severe conditions of his release will be closely monitored by the Probation Service, and any violations could result in his recall to prison.
Mosley received a 17-year sentence for assisting the Philpotts set the Victory Road fire.
On May 11, 2012, the morning of the fire, the couple’s children Jade, 10, and siblings John, nine, Jack, seven, Jesse, six, and Jayden, five, perished.
Dwayne, age 13, passed away three days later in the hospital.
In 2013, Mosley and the Philpotts were incarcerated.
Following a seventeen-year prison term, Mairead Philpott was granted parole under a licence in 2020.
Mick Philpott received a life sentence with a mandatory minimum of 15 years of incarceration.