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Gavin Napier was recorded saying he wanted his ex-wife’s murder “to look like an accident”. (Facebook: Gavin Napier)
A Perth jail inmate who tried to rent a hitman to homicide his ex-wife for her life insurance coverage cash has been sentenced to greater than six years in jail.
- Gavin Napier met an undercover police officer to attempt to organize the hit job
- The decide mentioned the 45-year-old prisoner’s motive “was purely monetary”
- Napier must serve no less than 4 years and 4 months in jail
Gavin Lloyd Napier, 45, was serving time in Hakea Jail in 2018 for possessing little one exploitation materials when he instructed one other inmate he was “pissed off” together with his former spouse and wished her “sorted” as a result of she owed him $50,000.
Napier had been married to the lady for 12 years however they separated in 2012 after he got here out as homosexual.
The Supreme Courtroom was instructed the inmate mentioned to Napier he “would possibly know somebody who might help”, however as an alternative he went to the police, who inspired him to get extra data.
The courtroom heard within the weeks that adopted, Napier instructed the person he might use his 2006-model automobile as a down fee, whereas the remainder of the cash would come from his spouse’s life insurance coverage “as soon as the job was completed”.
Police then organized for Napier to obtain a go to from a contract killer named “Billy” from the jap states, who was really an undercover officer.
Homicide to be completed ‘any time, any manner’
Throughout the go to, which was secretly recorded, Napier offered his ex-wife’s identify, the suburb the place she lived and the kind of automobile she drove, saying he would additionally organize for pictures of her to be offered.
Napier arranged for the hitman to pick up photos of his ex-wife from his niece. (Facebook: Gavin Napier)
The courtroom heard Napier mentioned “he wished it to to seem like an accident”, he “wished it completed any time” and “any manner”, and he would “use his spouse’s life insurance coverage to pay for the job”.
He additionally requested that his spouse’s killer say to her earlier than she died, “f*** you bitch”.
The courtroom heard he later mentioned to the inmate he wished it “to seem like a clear accident so no questions could be requested”.
The courtroom was instructed Napier additionally tried to get his mother and father to switch the possession of his automobile to ”Billy”, who it was organized would choose up pictures of the lady from his niece.
Motive ‘purely monetary’, decide says
Napier pleaded responsible to a cost of making an attempt to obtain the homicide of one other, with Justice Anthony Derrick saying the 45-year-old’s motive was “purely monetary” and borne out of the idea his ex-wife owned him cash.
He described the crime as persistent as a result of it was dedicated over three months and mentioned Napier had taken “numerous vital steps to deliver in regards to the demise” of the lady.
He mentioned an aggravating issue was Napier’s involvement of his relations, who the courtroom heard had been nonetheless supportive of him.
Justice Derrick sentenced him to 6 years and 4 months behind bars, after taking into consideration that he was nonetheless serving an nearly four-year jail time period for the kid exploitation materials.
He must serve 4 years and 4 months in jail earlier than he could be launched on parole, that means his earliest launch date will likely be in 2024.