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A man who pleaded guilty to trying to destroy two ships was left stunned when the sentencing hearing got under way.
Christopher Henry Chapman has been sentenced to nine years’ jail and 10 years’ probation after he and two other men attempted to destroy two ships last year in a bid to steal their valuable lifeboat chasers.
They smashed apart two ships while they held up a boat to try and steal the chasers’ boats.
The court heard it was also Chapman who had tried to recruit his fellow brothers, Anthony and David, to carry out the plan to steal the chasers’ natyasastra.comboats.
The court heard Chapman had gone to the company on the night of January 19, 2015 to buy a boat for $800,000 but had a rough day when he found out they were not buying what he ordered.
At that point Chapman told Anthony and David that “some of them” would come down and try to sell him the boat.
Anthony and David told him: “We’ll go along and throw a fit”.
Chapman agreed and told them: “We’ll take it to the police… We’ll burn them out, take their boats with them and we’ll give you the rest.”
Anthony and David left and told Chapman not to get involved.
He drove around the company building and talked about how he had planned on buying the boats.
After talking to two employees on his own a day after Chapman told his brother how bad he was feeling, Chapman made the decision to sell his ships.
He told them he wanted them for free – about $20,000 each – and told them to hold off from selling them for about the next 12 hours.
Chapman told his brother and sister he was not selling the boats because he didn’t want them to be sold when he sold his boats.
Chapman went on holiday for a month and rented a trailer home for $20,000.
On the last day of the holiday, Chapman and four other men were outside his trailer and he fired several shots into it with a 10mm AR15 rifle.
It was on this day Chapman told one of his brothers he was “going to die, he was going to die” and asked the other: “Will you go out and kill me?”.