Footage has revealed the second the ex-husband of a mom dubbed the ‘Black Widow’ discovered she tried to control three different males into murdering him after he received custody of their daughter.
In tonight’s episode of Channel 4’s 24 Hours in Police Custody, viewers are taken behind the scenes of a gripping police investigation involving Victoria Breeden, 39, from close to Littleport, Cambridgeshire, who’s now serving nine-and-a-half years for plotting to have Rob Parkes, 40, killed.
Breeden met Rob at college in 1999 and so they married in 2004, however the couple separated in 2008 and Rob was granted custody of a kid in 2014 following proceedings within the household courts.
Throughout one scene, detectives may be seen urgently visiting Rob to test on his security, earlier than explaining to him: ‘On Tuesday evening we had somebody attend the police station with a recording mainly stating that it was a recording of Victoria and one other particular person conspiring to homicide somebody. The content material of that recording is directed in the direction of your self.’
Placing his arms into his head, a shocked Rob says: ‘The previous historical past I’ve received together with her…I by no means thought she would’ve gone this far.’
In tonight’s episode of 24 Hours in Police Custody, viewers are taken behind the scenes of a gripping police investigation into the story of Victoria Breeden (pictured), who plotted to have ex-husband Rob Parkes killed
Talking of the second he finds out, Rob Parkes says: ‘The previous historical past I’ve received together with her. I by no means thought she would’ve gone this far’ (pictured)
Victoria and Rob’s marriage broke down between 2006 and 2008 and in 2014 Mr Parkes received custody of the couple’s solely little one, the jury heard. Pictured, Rob on listening to the information
The case is handed to DS Mike Barnshaw who has to work out whether or not the recording is proof that she actually needed him lifeless or is pillow speak with a person she has picked up on a courting web site.
He discovers that though she solely not too long ago met each males on a courting web site, her obsession together with her ex-husband goes again a few years.
Officers urgently be sure Rob is protected from the girl who seems to have one thing in opposition to him that’s so robust that she needs to see him lifeless.
Victoria Breeden is arrested and held in custody, whereas police hint an increasing number of of the boys in her life – all of whom have an identical story to inform.
As he tries to get extra into the thoughts of his suspect DS Barnshaw admits, ‘in all my profession I’ve by no means skilled something like this’.
Victoria Breeden was jailed for 9 years and 6 months at Chelmsford Crown Court docket on Friday for soliciting the homicide of her ex-husband after she misplaced custody of a kid
Cameras comply with each twist and switch of a police investigation that includes the race to seek out the proof which can unravel Victoria Breeden’s (pictured) plot in opposition to her ex-husband earlier than they’re compelled to launch her as soon as once more
Cameras comply with each twist and switch of a police investigation that includes the race to seek out the proof which can unravel Victoria Breeden’s plot in opposition to her ex-husband earlier than they’re compelled to launch her as soon as once more.
Because the episode was recorded, Victoria has been jailed for practically 10 years after making an attempt to steer the three males to homicide Rob Parkes between 2014 and 2019.
She was convicted at an earlier trial at Chelmsford Crown Court docket of three counts of soliciting his homicide and was jailed for 9 years and 6 months on the similar court docket.
Mr Justice Chamberlain, sentencing Breeden, stated: ‘The proof demonstrates that your fundamental motivation in making an attempt to steer others to kill Rob Parkes was to regain custody of (a baby). It should be apparent to you now that that may’t occur.’
The defendant appeared by video-link from Peterborough Jail and bowed her head because the choose sentenced her.
She was convicted at trial of endeavouring to steer then-neighbour Hamish Lowry-Martin to homicide Mr Parkes between January 1 2014 and December 31 2014.
She was additionally discovered responsible of endeavouring to steer former boyfriend Graham Wall to homicide Mr Parkes between October 19, 2018 and October 3, 2019.
Breeden was additionally convicted of making an attempt to steer pal Earl Gernon to homicide Mr Parkes on October 1 2019.
Victoria was discovered responsible of endeavouring to steer former boyfriend Graham Wall (pictured) to homicide Mr Parkes between October 19, 2018 and October 3, 2019
Graham Wall who was requested to eliminate Rob Parkes leaving Chelmsford Crown Court docket in Essex
A recording of Breeden’s dialog with Mr Gernon was made on Mr Wall’s cell phone, as Mr Wall had suspected that Breeden was being untrue and left the machine hidden on the file setting.
Mr Justice Chamberlain stated of the recording of Breeden’s dialog with Mr Gernon: ‘The dialogue you (Breeden) had was detailed, it included the way in which by which the homicide may very well be achieved and prices of various strategies.
‘You handed Earl Gernon Rob’s tackle and also you had a big sum of cash you would have used for the killing.’
He advised Breeden: ‘You have been solely thwarted as a result of Gernon didn’t do what you needed, or not less than had not achieved so by the point police received concerned.’
Daniel Taylor, prosecuting, stated: ‘The crown say that this offending was persistent, deliberate and finally motivated by a need to realize custody (of a kid).’
He stated that Mr Lowry-Martin and Mr Gernon have been provided a ‘monetary incentive to hold out these directions’ and that Breeden had £18,000 in money.
‘The purpose the crown say is necessary right here is somebody providing… cash and she or he had the means to pay it,’ stated Mr Taylor.
Matthew Jewell QC, mitigating, stated that two of the boys ‘made it fairly clear they have been going to don’t have anything to do with it’.
He stated Breeden’s dialog with the third man, Mr Gernon, ‘would not attain a conclusion on the subject in some way and there was no proof of any follow-up’.
Mr Jewell stated Breeden has psychological well being points however no conclusive analysis.
Mr Parkes, studying his sufferer influence assertion to the court docket, stated that the trial was ‘harrowing’ for him as he heard ‘simply how my ex-wife needed to kill me’.
‘I’ve by no means felt as unsafe as I’ve within the final 12 months,’ he stated.
Mr Parkes thanked Mr Wall for going to the police, which he stated ‘prevented (Breeden) from being profitable’.