A ‘jealous’ mother and her son have been jailed for a total of 28 years after she attempted to have her boyfriend murdered when their relationship ran into trouble.
43-year-old Balbir Kaur recruited her own son, 21-year-old Manvir Singh, to murder her boyfriend after telling her son that her boyfriend had forced her into having sex against her will.
Kaur told her son to arrange an ambush after inviting her boyfriend, Samson Masih, to her house.
When both men arrived at Kaur’s home in Alfred Gunn House, Thompson Road, Oldbury, Kaur instructed her son to ‘Come and kill him.’
The two men left the flat and walked to another road where Singh had up to four men waiting in a parked car.
The men handed a ferocious beating to Mr Masih with a machete-type weapon, metal bar and knife.
Mr Masih sustained serious injuries including a fracture of the skull and several broken bones including in his back, leg and face and continues to suffer physically and psychologically nine months after the attack.
Kaur was arrested days later and admitted to police she had told her son to kill the victim because he believed he was going to force her to have sex against her will.
It was suggested in court that Kaur wanted him dead after discovering his sole interest was sex, and not marriage.
A jury found Kaur guilty of soliciting murder and convicted Singh of attempted murder.
Judge James Burbidge QC told Kaur: “Your motivation is still not clear but it may be you appreciated you were being strung along and the man was not being honourable. He was using you for his own ends but you then led your son into this offence.”
He turned to Singh and continued: “She knew you would respond with gusto and venom, engaging in that course of conduct without hesitation. You led an attack that was merciless and ferocious but miraculously not fatal.”
Kaur was jailed for 11 years while her son was given an extended 17 year sentence and must serve at least two thirds of that sentence.