CAMBS: Indefinite hospital order for woman who asked criminal to kill former friend
A WOMAN who wrote a letter to a convicted criminal asking him to kill a friend she had fallen out with has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.
Yvonne Chainey, 41, of Church Walk, Farcet, near Peterborough, delivered the note to an address in the village offering �5,000 for the killing, with a bonus for killing anyone else the intended victim was with at the time.
She intended the note for Robert Lotts, 51, who was jailed for four years in 2005 for his role in the murder of 25-year-old Robert Bogle.
Chainey had been friends with the intended victim, but their friendship deteriorated to the point that she viciously assaulted her at Queensgate Bus Station in 2009, when the victim was 16.
She was convicted of that attack and sentenced to a community order – during which she defaced her probation papers, writing she wanted to kill the teenager.
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Chainey then sent the letter offering cash for her killing on February 10 this year.
She denied soliciting murder but was convicted by a majority verdict of 10-2 following a trial at Cambridge Crown Court.
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She was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order with continuing treatment at the court on Friday.
Pc Dan Locke said: “What started out as a friendship deteriorated to such an extent that Chainey sought a third party to cause her harm.
“This case shows how seriously such actions are taken by the police and the courts.”
Mr Bogle was murdered after Lotts and another man paid for an enemy of theirs to be seriously assaulted in June 2004.
But the hired muscle, Paul Glen, from Fleetwood, Lancashire, ended up fatally stabbing Mr Bogle, the intended victim’s housemate.
Glen, now 40, was convicted of murder and given a whole life term. It was his second murder conviction.
Lotts and another man were cleared of murder and conspiracy to murder. They were jailed after admitting conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. A fourth man was cleared of all charges following a six-week trial at Norwich Crown Court.