The lovestruck husband of a woman who allegedly ordered him to assassinate her ex-lover was caught on tape begging her for sex.
But police claim Glen Cassidy was under no illusion he would only get lucky with Biannca Edmunds if he carried out the hit on her ex lover Michael Caposiena.
‘Can we have sex tomorrow night,’ Cassidy asked her on March 3, 2016.
‘I don’t know. That depends on if we’re celebrating or not,’ Edmunds responded.
Biannca Edmunds leaves the Supreme Court of Victoria during her Supreme Court of Victoria trial in Melbourne this month
Bian Edmunds has been accused of directing her husband Glen Cassidy (both pictured) to kill Michael Caposiena
Biannca Edmunds awaits to be interviewed by police for the first time in 2016
It is alleged Edmunds, 35, convinced Cassidy, 51, to carry out the hit on Mr Caposiena through a mix of kinky sex and manipulation.
Mr. Caposiena – the estranged father of her toddler son – had made the deadly mistake of expressing a desire to have greater access with their child, it is alleged.
Cassidy bled to death after shooting Mr Caposiena dead in the botched assassination at his West Meadows home, north of Melbourne, on March 12 that year.
In a series of phone calls recorded by Cassidy leading up to the hit, Edmunds can be heard allegedly speaking in code about the planned assassination.
For reasons unknown, Cassidy had installed a phone app which he used to record numerous conversations.
‘I am completely over this job,’ Cassidy is heard complaining during one call.
‘Well, just finished it,’ Edmunds replied.
‘I’m trying,’ Cassidy said.
‘Finish this job and move on. Let the future be better,’ Edmunds told Cassidy.
‘We need less stress in our lives and I’m not looking forward having to go to Legal Aid … I’m sick of it.’
Edmunds has pleaded not guilty in the Supreme Court of Victoria to her ex-lover’s murder.
Michael Caposiena died after he was shot in the head in March 2016. Glen Cassidy then tried to shoot his girlfriend, but had only taken one bullet to the hit
The jury heard Edmunds had hoped Cassidy would get the ‘work’ done while she was thousands of kilometers away in Darwin.
‘Concentrate, don’t stuff up, pay attention,’ she told Cassidy in one call.
The jury heard Cassidy pined over his wife while he traveled to and from Melbourne casing out his victim’s home.
‘I’ve never, ever loved someone like I love you,’ he told her during one display of affection.
‘It’s the truth. When I’m away from you I hurt.’
Edmunds responded with cold silence.
Many of the recorded calls played to the jury revolved around Cassidy searching for signs of affection from Edmunds – going so far as to suggest having a pink butterfly tattooed over an offending tattoo.
‘I bet you look beautiful,’ he gushed. ‘Wanna hear me drink my coffee?
‘I love you,’ Cassidy said in another call.
‘I know,’ Edmunds responded.
The pair repeatedly expressed frustration as Cassidy’s target failed to return home night after night.
‘Hope things go better tonight. Hope there’s someone there, ‘Cassidy complained to his wife.
‘Well it’s Sunday, they probably went away,’ Edmunds responded.
‘Frigging annoying … but you gotta do what you gotta do,’ Cassidy said.
‘I know,’ Edmunds replied.
Biannca Edmunds during her 2016 record of interview
Glen Cassidy’s blood was splattered all over the porch after he tried to batter a woman to death. He bled out and died shortly after.
The sawn-off rifle Glen Cassidy used to murder Michael Caposiena. Biannca Edmunds’ DNA was allegedly found on the gun
Cassidy is heard telling Edmunds about an unexpected dog present next door to his supposed ‘workplace’.
He had bled out on the night of the bungled hit with a bloody map found on him highlighting where noisy dogs might be located.
Police claim it was a map made by Edmunds herself.
Upon nearing the end of her Darwin getaway, a seemingly frustrated Cassidy told her he was determined to get the ‘job’ done.
‘I don’t want to leave it at all. It has to be done,’ Cassidy told Edmunds.
‘I know,’ Edmunds responded.
‘I’ll have to go back tomorrow night and get this finished,’ Cassidy assured her.
The jury has heard Cassidy was made to feel Edmunds would leave him should he not carry out the murder.
Edmunds was heard repeatedly taunting Cassidy on the phone about a good looking young friend of his, who appeared to be showing her interest while she was in Darwin.
Night after night Cassidy told Edmunds of his failed ‘work shifts’ in Melbourne.
‘I’ll get this job finished today,’ Cassidy was heard saying.
Edmunds responded: ‘I hope you do. I wanna celebrate. I bought you a present.’
‘I wanna celebrate too. Friggin trust me. I’ll try my hardest, you know that,’ Cassidy said.
‘Just don’t get all funny after the job,’ Edmunds warned him. ‘Don’t hurt yourself.’
‘No that won’t happen,’ Cassidy assured her. ‘She She’ll be right.’
Mr Caposiena had managed to stab Cassidy in the moments before he was shot through the head
A line stating ‘Fear The Reaper’ was found near where Cassidy’s bloody body was located
Edmunds is repeatedly heard telling an increasingly anxious Cassidy to ‘enjoy’ himself.
But by the time she reached Darwin airport to come home, her frustration was palpable.
‘Oh well just get it done then that way we won’t have to worry about it anymore,’ Edmunds told Cassidy.
‘Just go to work that way it’s over and done with and we don’t have anymore nights like this. It’s getting to everyone I think.’
The jury heard Edmunds’ was worried about Cassidy’s capacity to ‘work’ due to his complaints about failing to be able to sleep.
‘Cos you’re operating heavy machinery,’ she told him.
It took police years to charge Edmunds over her alleged role in the crime.
Her arrest in June 2019 followed an exhaustive police investigation, which saw homicide squad detective Senior Constable Michael Cashman interrogate Edmunds twice.
The jury has heard Edmunds’ arrest came on the back of a mix of forensic evidence allegedly linking her to the crime, including her fingerprint on a bloody map, and a text message police claim she sent to herself from Cassidy’s phone on the day of the murder
Edmunds has denied she had ever mentioned to Cassidy that she wished her ex harm.
‘I have never wished anyone dead,’ she told the detective.
‘Really?’ the detective responded.
‘I highly doubt it, because I’m not a psycho,’ she fired back.
Cassidy would use a solitary bullet to kill Mr Caposiena before firing his empty sawn-off rifle at his victim’s girlfriend, Silvana Silva, who lived to tell the tale.
The former fitness instructor had tried to bash Ms Silva to death on the front porch before he bled out from knife wounds inflicted upon him by Mr Caposiena before he shot him dead.
Before concluding her 2015 police interview, Edmunds embarked on a rant in which she denounced all things illegal.
‘I do not agree with firearms around children. I do not agree with a lot. I do not agree with text driving. I have digs at people about that. I friggin don’t go out and off myself on alcohol. I go and have an okay time every now and again every couple of months, but I stay legal,’ she said.
Annoyed, happy; Biannca Edmunds ‘2016 record of interview saw her go through a range of emotions
A text message sent from Glen Cassidy’s phone on the day he murdered Biannca Edmunds’ ex-lover
Glen Cassidy made a ‘To-Do’ list, which included ‘obstacles’ to the murder plot and his desire to have ‘much more sex’
Todd Bookham – who did almost eight years jail time for cutting his former wife’s throat and stabbing her step sister in front of her six-year old son – told the jury Edmunds allegedly confessed to him that she had planned the execution of her ex-lover .
‘She was going on about how Glen wasn’t meant to die and it’s all her fault … she was telling me that they had drawn a map so that if he was to go there and, and kill um, sorry, what’s his name? ‘ Bookham said.
Edmunds dismissed Bookham’s claims during her 2018 record of interview.
Dressed in a bright floral t-shirt, Edmunds again was put through the motions by Senior Constable Cashman before he cut to the chase.
‘This is a guy who went to jail for attempted murder,’ Edmunds barked at him.
‘Yep,’ the seemingly ice cool detective responded.
‘And you’re believing him?’ she asked, shaking her head in disbelief.
The trial is expect to reach its conclusion on Wednesday.
‘This is a guy who went to jail for attempted murder,’ Edmunds barked at Senior Constable Cashman during her 2018 interview
Edmunds grabs her face while going through the motions during her ACT interview in 2018