THIS is the chilling moment a farmer admitted shooting his wife dead in front of her teen daughter in a hospital bed confession.
Andrew ‘Jack’ Hooper blasted Cheryl Hooper, 51, as she sat in a Land Rover outside her home in Newport, Shropshire.
Andrew ‘Jack’ Hooper can be seen in his hospital bed after murdering his wife
He confessed to her murder on a lettered board after blasting half his face off
Chery was killed in front of her 14-year-old daughterCredit: PA:Press Association
Tragically, her 14-year-old daughter Georgia was present as her mum was shot in the neck.
Hooper then turned the antique shotgun on himself in a botched suicide bid.
Footage shows the moment he admitted murdering his estranged wife in a chilling hospital bed confession.
The never-before-seen clip features in new documentary A Murder in The Family, which airs tomorrow on ITVX.
It shows Hooper lying in his hospital bed ten months after the evil killing.
The monster had blown off half his face with the shotgun and had to use a board to communicate after blasting his tongue off.
An officer asks him if he is “responsible” for Cheryl’s death.
Hooper’s shaking finger then comes to a rest on the ‘yes’ square of his lettered board.
On January 26, 2018, Hooper drove to Cheryl’s rented home and lay in wait.
When she arrived home, he shot her in the neck through the passenger window of her Land Rover.
Georgia told how her stepdad had a “look of hatred” in his eyes before the brutal killing.
Neighbours had rushed to help after the teenager screamed “he shot my mum”.
Hooper had been “consumed with anger and jealousy” after Cheryl left him at the end of 2017.
He had coercively controlled her during their relationship and cut the mum off from friends and family at his remote farmhouse.
Police had visited Cheryl in her new home the day before she was killed as Hooper had been stalking her.
Tragically, the officer did not have a DASH Risk Checklist (Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour-based violence assessment) on him that helps identify if someone is at risk.
Hooper had also followed the mum to a pub that night after installing a tracking device on his car and confronted her new partner.
The documentary also shows the moment Hooper later places what is believed to be the murder weapon in his car.
He then returns to his farmhouse to view Cheryl’s movements on the tracker system.
Her dad Tony tells the show she had called him from the pub saying she believed Hooper was tracking her movements.
He said: “I said ‘Cheryl, go to the police now’. She didn’t take heed to that.
“I don’t think she realised enough how she was in danger.”
How you can get help
Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone nearby.
- Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
- Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
- If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
- Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – email@example.com.
Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available weekdays from 8am-6pm and weekends 10am-6pm.
You can also call the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
Her mum Rita breaks down as she reveals her daughter’s final words.
She tells the show: “She said ‘I’ll see you in the morning mum, I’ll pick you up. I love you’.
“I never saw her again.”
In June 2019, Hooper was jailed for life with a minimum of 31 years for murder.
Sentencing, Judge Mark Wall KC said: “This was not a spur-of-the-moment killing, it was one that you had planned in the hours leading up to it.
“You have not expressed any remorse or regret after leaving a horrific aftermath when you fled the scene.
“This was not a last-minute decision to kill you arrived at outside Cheryl’s, but rather a planned execution.”
- A Murder in The Family airs exclusively on ITVX on Thursday 5th Jan
Cheryl had called police over her estranged husband’s behaviourCredit: PA:Press Association
Hooper was jailed for lifeCredit: PA:Press Association
Cheryl was shot through the passenger side of her car
The antique shotgun used to kill herCredit: SWNS:South West News Service