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A woman from Hammersmith was convicted at Kingston Crown Court on Thursday December 8 for conspiring with two other men to arrange for her former boyfriend to be shot.
Samantha Cadge, 26, of The Square, in the Peabody Estate on Fulham Palace Road was found guilty of conspiracy to cause Grievous Bodily Harm with intent to do serious injury.
Her accomplices, Shane Worrall, 30, pictured below, of Sulgrave Road in Hammersmith and Marwan Goodridge, 24, of Seacole Close in Acton had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to cause Grievous Bodily Harm with intent to do serious injury at a hearing on November 14.
Detective Inspector Sally Jeffrey formerly of Trident Non-Fatal Shootings
team said: "The victim received life-changing injuries from this shooting which was
"Londoners should be reassured that Trident uses its expertise to thoroughly investigate all non-fatal shootings in the Capital, and people who commit these crimes should expect a substantial prison sentence."
The court heard that police were called at approximately 5.45am on Thursday, November 25 2010 to reports of a man shot in Marsh Drive, West Hendon NW9.
The victim, a local man in his 20s, had been leaving for work when he was shot in the base of the spine at close range. The gunman then stood over him and fired again at his upper thigh.
The victim was taken to an east London hospital by ambulance in a critical condition. He remained in hospital for a number of months, undergoing surgery a number of times. He is now confined to a wheelchair.
The victim had been engaged to Samantha Cadge but ended the relationship in October 2009. He had previously lived with Cadge at her family home.
While police enquiries continued into the shooting, a separate enquiry resulted in a drugs search being carried out at a property in Acton on December 8. A sawn off shotgun was found together with details of the victim and photographs of him.
Also found was clothing matching that worn by the gunman. The occupant of the flat, Marwan Goodridge, pictured right, was arrested for the shooting.
Later that day he was charged with possession of the gun and
Police were able to link Goodridge to Cadge and Worrall and show contact between them at crucial times. The photographs of the victim were found to have Cadge's and Worral's fingerprints on them and a handwritten note found in Worrall's flat had been shown to be written by Cadge.
It is believed that Cadge had instigated the shooting and Worrall arranged for Goodridge to be paid to carry it out. Worrall also transported Goodridge to the scene of the shooting.
Cadge, Worrall and Goodridge were charged with conspiracy to murder. All three pleaded not guilty and were tried and found not guilty but were convicted as above on alternative charges.
All three will be sentenced on January 11. Goodridge, who had agreed to carry out the shooting on behalf of Cadge and Worrall, will also be sentenced in relation to an earlier guilty plea to possession of a firearm.