Olivia Pratt-Korbel’s killer has been given a £250,000 bounty on his head by gang criminals to silence him in prison, it has been reported.
Thomas Cashman, who will be sentenced for the murder of the nine-year-old girl in Liverpool on Monday, has been targeted with a hit because he feared he could cooperate with police following his murder conviction. The sun.
The newspaper reported that Cashman, 34, could be willing to hand over information about unsolved murders in exchange for better terms during his sentence.
The bounty was reportedly sent to criminals and prisoners via Telegram. “He knows everything about everyone. The amount is £250,000 to kill him,” a source told The sun.
“His knowledge and testimony could cause a world of pain for some very big criminals who don’t want their activities looked at.”
Cashman, who has reportedly been linked to two more unsolved murders in Merseyside, will be sentenced for the murder of Olivia at Manchester Crown Court on Monday.
It has since emerged that the 34-year-old is suspected of involvement in the murders of Nicky Ayers, shot in 2010, and Karl Bradley, who was found dead in 2013 in a backyard just a few minutes’ walk from Olivia’s home. .
Mr Ayers, 46, was shot dead on 29 April 2010 on South Cantril Avenue, West Derby.
Three years later, on the morning of 22 March 2013, Mr Bradley’s body was found in the back garden of a house on Penshaw Close, West Derby.
Police believe 31-year-old Bradley was shot dead on the night of March 21.
Information has been regularly requested by Merseyside Police for both murders, although the investigations are still unsolved.
A local source claimed that Cashman had previously traveled to Spain after committing serious crimes.
Asked if Cashman would be investigated as involved in any of the deaths, Merseyside Police said it “would not be appropriate” to comment on unsolved murders.
A spokesperson added: “However, Merseyside Police’s Serious Case Review Unit regularly reviews unsolved murders to identify any new information or opportunity that could help the investigation identify those responsible.”
Cashman, 34, will be sentenced Monday at 2 p.m. He was found guilty after an 18-day trial for the murder of Olivia, the attempted murder of his intended target Joseph Nee, and the willful wounding of Cheryl Korbel.
He was also found guilty of two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.