Dad points at word 'yes' to admit shooting wife dead in front of her daughter

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Dad points at word 'yes' to admit shooting wife dead in front of her daughter

The moment a man confessed to shooting his wife dead in front of own daughter has been caught on camera.

Now, never-before-seen footage of the controlling killer has emerged, showing him in hospital admitting the murder.

Twisted Andrew 'Jack' Hooper, 46, was blasted his wife with a shotgun, while she sat inside a Land Rover, just outside her home in the Midlands.

Hooper executed Cheryl Hooper, 51, in Newport, Shropshire, as her terrified 14-year-old daughter looked on, helplessly.

The evil husband then turned the gun on himself, causing devastating devastating injuries in a botched suicide bid, report Birmingham Live.

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In the clip, which is part of a new ITVX documentary, A Murder in the Family, Hooper is seen lying in his hospital bed unable to speak - due to the injuries caused when he shot himself - as he reveals the truth about the murder.

The only way he was able to communicate with detectives was by pointing out to letters and words on a board.

Cops ended up quizzing him at his bedside ten months after the chilling attack.

Dad points at word 'yes' to admit shooting wife dead in front of her daughterHooper can be seen pointing to 'yes' as he admits to the murder (ITVX)

They went on to ask whether he is responsible for the murder of his estranged wife, before his shaking hand pointed to the word 'yes' on the board.

Hooper drove to Cheryl's home in Newport, Shropshire in January 2018, and lay in wait before cruelly slaying her, blasting her in the neck through the passenger window as she arrived home.

Her terrified daughter, Georgia, pleaded for help from neighbours as she screamed "he shot my mum".

The teenager had been in the car with her mum, but got out after spotting Hooper.

She recalled seeing "hatred" in his eyes, and watched helplessly as he pulled the trigger.

The 46-year-old, who lived on a 400-acre farm nearby, was described as "jealous and controlling" and used a tracking device to locate his wife's car before opening fire.

He was jailed for a minimum 31 years at Birmingham Crown Court, where Judge Mark Wall QC told him: "This was not a spur-of-the-moment killing, it was one that you had planned in the hours leading up to it.

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"I am sure it was your intention to kill."

Dad points at word 'yes' to admit shooting wife dead in front of her daughterCheryl Gabriel-Hooper was shot dead by her estranged husband as she returned to her home in Newport on 26 January in 2018 (SWNS)

A jury was told how he was "consumed with anger and jealousy" after she left him at the end of 2017.

The ITVX documentary, which will air on Thursday, 5 January, also shows the moment Hooper later places what is believed to be the murder weapon in his car.

Cheryl's dad Tony tells how she called him shortly before her death 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."

Recalling Cheryl's final words to her, devastated mum Rita adds: "She said 'I'll see you in the morning mum, I'll pick you up. I love you'.

"I never saw her again."

Richard Guttridge

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