contract killing

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contract killing

A homicide arranged by one or more persons or parties through an agreement (“contract”) with another person or party, to kill one or more target individuals in exchange for money or other consideration.
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The Experts themselves admit that all the three plots to eliminate Lumumba involved Belgians -- either as "secret agents" of the Belgian state (in two of the attempts) or as the paymasters of "George", the professional killer hired to kill Lumumba.
Willis' reformed professional killer has become an emasculated domestic goddess in his Mexican hideaway.
This is a unique and horrific murder and we've got to catch the guy who did it, because he is a professional killer and could strike again.
All this does is further encourage others to think that being a professional killer is some sort of glamorous job.
The Killer is narrated in the first person and tells the story of Maiquel (pronounced as Michael, a fact that offers a humorous commentary on the North American cultural imperialism in Brazil) and his trajectory from a nobody in a proletarian neighborhood in the outskirts of Sao Paulo to a professional killer specialized in eliminating thieves, rapists, and other bandits, venerated by the people who now feel protected, respected by the police, and hired by businessmen who make him rich.
Its picture of life in the Mafia captures the brutality and callousness of the professional killer.
Bristle-haired, stubblechinned and relentlessly gruff of voice, he's the perfect choice to play a hitman called Arthur Bishop taking on a young wouldbe professional killer called Steve McKenna (Ben Foster).
Broadcaster Mariella Frostrup "My mentality has a touch of the professional killer.
He claims that Crimewatch star Jill was assassinated by a professional killer for 'nosing around in something she should not have been' and that she was 'taken care of'.
As you've probably heard, the beloved, back-to-back Academy Award-winner essays a professional killer in his latest movie, the 1930s gangster drama ``Road to Perdition.
The professional killers wrote to and telephoned the Dando murder team to highlight mistakes they said would not have been made by a professional killer - including leaving the spent cartridge case at the scene and using an "amateurish" adapted weapon.
Professional killer Martin Blank (Cusack) still hankers after the girl he ditched on prom night (Minnie Driver).

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