Feeds

Wife hired hitman to kill ex-Apple UK boss

The Hitman and Her

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The wife of former Apple UK boss Jon Molyneux today pleaded guilty to soliciting to murder her husband.

Shelley Molyneux, 41, hired a hitman to kill Molyneux for his insurance money. Fortunately for her husband, the 'hitman' was an undercover journalist who told the police.

At the time of the planned hit, Molyneux was the £175,000 a year chief executive of Scoot, the online directory,. At its peak, his shareholding in the company was worth £1m. But Scoot got into financial difficulties, the shares turned to dust, and the Molyneux's marriage collapsed. Bitter divorce proceedings ensued, reports the Evening Standard's Paul Cheston, who was at the Old Bailey today. Very bitter.

Mrs. Molyneux will be sentenced next month. ®

Related stories

Wife denies hitman plan on ex-Apple UK boss
Apple UK MD scoots off

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?