Marina murder plot pair in appeal to have sentences cut
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.