Channel 4’s 24 Hours In Police Custody captured the moment a so-called Black Widow’s ex-husband discovered she’d attempted to get him killed.
In a new two-part special starting tonight, the series takes viewers behind-the-scenes of an investigation into 39-year-old Victoria Breeden, who was convicted last year of trying to orchastrate the murder of Rob Parkes.
She was only captured when her boyfriend came forward and turned her in, handing over a secret recording of her asking a man ‘how much it would cost to make someone disappear’.
In a first look clip of tonight’s episode, Cambridgeshire’s police force head to Parkes’ home, where he’s warned about the tape contained.
Parkes and Breeden were married from 2008 for four years, before splitting up, and became her target after winning custody of their daughter.
In the clip looks on stunned and refuses to believe she would actually attempt to get him killed.
‘The past history that I’ve got with her, I never would’ve thought she’d have gone this far,’ he tells police.
The comment encourages DS Mike Barnshaw to investigate further to see if the clandestine recording was a legitimate attempt on a life, or was made in jest after sleeping with a man on a dating site.
However, what he discovers were even more dangerous efforts from Breeden to murder Parkes, to regain custody of their daughter.
Breeden was eventually convicted in July last year for three separate attempts to solicit murder.
She was sentenced to nine years and six months in prison.
24 Hours In Police Custody: Black Widow airs tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.
Credit: Original article published here.