Monday, January 30, 2012

Husband wanted wife's Facebook friend dead

A paranoid Brisbane husband tried to hire a hit man to kill one of his wife's Facebook friends because he thought she was going to leave him and move to Sydney, a court has heard.

Silvanus Satya Naidu, 51, of Rocklea, pleaded guilty to attempting to procure the murder between October 28, 2010, and February 20 last year after the "hit man" was revealed to be a police covert operator, the Courier Mail reports.

The Brisbane Supreme Court heard Naidu had become jealous after his wife of 28 years began communicating by Facebook and telephone with an old university friend, James Asher Kumar.