Biannca Edmunds found guilty of murdering Michael Capomiena with Glen Cassidy when fake alibi texts emerge
A sadistic and angry mother who ordered her husband to kill her ex-lover has been found guilty of murder – when her fake alibi text messages were exposed.
Biannca Edmunds, 36, was unanimously convicted of the murder of her ex-boyfriend Michael Capomiena by a 12-member jury in Victoria’s Supreme Court on Saturday.
The jury found that Edmunds ordered her new husband Glen Cassidy to kill her former partner in March 2016 and forged text messages to provide himself with an alibi.
Edmunds had denied any involvement in the murder and had insisted that Cassidy acted alone.
Sending herself multiple text messages from Cassidy’s phone to create a fake alibi, she wrote, “I’m about to do something you would think absolutely fucking stupid” and “If I get caught, I want that they know you didn’t have anything to do with it’.
To which she responded from her own phone, “Don’t be so damn stupid.”
Biannca Edmunds (left) was found guilty of murder and directed her husband Glen Cassidy (right) to kill her ex-lover Michael Capomiena at his south-west Melbourne home in 2016
The trial heard that Edmunds and her former partner Michael Capomiena (pictured) had a son together and that she longed to spend more time with the little boy
It was the second trial Edmunds faced this year after the first jury returned no verdict in June.
The retrial heard that Edmunds shared a son with Caposisa, but that she longed to spend more time with him after being absent for the first two years of his life.
Prosecutor Neill Hutton said Edmunds manipulated her husband into committing the murder and hatched a plan to catch Mr Capossiena unsuspecting in his unit.
Mr Hutton said Edmunds would use promises of “kinky sex” to control her husband, who was 20 years her senior.
“There’s evidence that while having sex with Mr. Cassidy, she would tell people she wouldn’t make him cum until he promised to kill Michael,” he said.
Witnesses at the second trial included Ellen Edmunds, Biannca’s mother, who told the court her daughter had said on numerous occasions that she wanted Mr Caposisa out of her life and her son’s (pictured, Biannca Edmunds awaiting death in 2016 to be questioned by the police).
The couple went so far as to draw a map of the area to note where there were security cameras, streetlights and barking dogs.
The court also overheard a series of phone calls Cassidy recorded leading up to the hit, when the pair appeared to be speaking in code.
“I’m completely done with this job,” Cassidy is heard saying during a call.
“Well, just finish it,” Edmunds replied.
“I’m trying,” Cassidy said.
“Quit this job and move on. Make the future better,” Edmunds said to Cassidy.
“We need less stress in our lives and I’m not looking forward to having to go to legal aid… I’m fed up with it.”
Pictured is the sawed-off rifle that Glen Cassidy used to murder Michael Capomiena
Edmunds sent several text messages to himself from Cassidy’s phone to create a false alibi
Police claimed Cassidy was begging for sex from his wife of just two weeks and were led to believe it would not happen until the hit was complete.
“Can we have sex tomorrow night?” Cassidy asked her on March 3, 2016.
‘I do not know. That depends on whether we celebrate or not,” Edmunds replied.
On March 12, 2016, Cassidy attacked Caposisa at his home in Westmeadows, northwest Melbourne, by opening the door.
However, Caposena was alerted to the intruder outside his door by his partner and managed to stab Cassidy with a knife before being fatally shot in the head.
Cassidy bled to death at the scene of the failed assassination attempt.
On March 12, 2016, Cassidy attacked Caposisa at his home in West Meadows, north of Melbourne, by opening the door. However, Caposisa was alerted to Cassidy by his partner before he opened the door and managed to stab Cassidy with a knife before being fatally shot in the head (pictured is the scene of the botched assassination).
The court heard that Edmunds was in Shepparton on the day her ex-lover was killed and were disappointed that her husband had not carried out the murder while she was in Darwin.
Witnesses at the second trial included Ellen Edmunds, Biannca’s mother, who told the court her daughter had said on numerous occasions that she wanted Mr. Caposisa out of her life and her son’s.
Paul Bonner, a friend of Cassidy’s, also testified how she called her husband “spineless,” “weak,” and “a coward,” telling him, “If you were a real man, you would care.” therefore’.
Judge Lex Lasry will sentence Edmunds at a later date.
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