Ma­rina mur­der plot pair in ap­peal to have sen­tences cut

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Front Page -

Two women who plot­ted to kill a man by shoot­ing him in the face at a ma­rina are ap­peal­ing to have their sen­tences re­duced.

Cheat­ing wife Hay­ley Weather­all, from Ash, her lover Glenn Pol­lard and his daugh­ter Heather, were handed life sen­tences in Novem­ber for mak­ing “de­ter­mined and so­phis­ti­cated” at­tempts to kill their vic­tim Ray Weather­all, 53, who had brain can­cer.

Their plots in­cluded giv­ing the di­a­betic an in­sulin over­dose, burn­ing him in an ex­plo­sion and try­ing to drown him while out fish­ing, be­fore he was shot in the face at Sand­wich Ma­rina by Heather Pol­lard in Novem­ber 2017.

The trio were found guilty of con­spir­acy to mur­der and jailed last Novem­ber.

The vic­tim’s wife, Hay­ley Weather­all, 32, and 20-yearold Heather Pol­lard, have now ap­pealed to get their 15-year min­i­mum life sen­tences re­duced.

Glenn Pol­lard, 49, who is serv­ing a min­i­mum 17-year sen­tence, is also thought to be launch­ing an ap­peal.

The three had de­nied the charge but were unan­i­mously con­victed.

As the trio were sen­tenced at Maid­stone Crown Court, Judge Adele Wil­liams told them “This was cru­elty of a high de­gree – cold, cal­cu­lated and chill­ing cru­elty.

“You con­spired to mur­der a man be­cause he stood in your way. That man was your hus­band, Hay­ley Weather­all, your best friend of over 20 years Glenn Pol­lard and your Un­cle Ray.”

A judge will de­cide if there is to be an ap­peal hear­ing. The process could take about six months.

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