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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March 16: Jurors acquit Blake of first-degree murder and one count of solicitation of murder and report they are deadlocked on the second solicitation charge.
Gyulnazaryan pleaded no contest Thursday to solicitation of murder charges and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Legally, the crime of solicitation of murder did allegedly occur, despite King's actions after the fact, so much of that information was not admitted as evidence, prosecutors said.
actually, a lot of craziness,'' defense attorney Robert Schwartz said in closing arguments Friday in the trial of Cockrell, 55, on four counts of solicitation of murder.
Cockrell read an excerpt from the book while testifying Thursday during his trial in Van Nuys Superior Court on four counts of solicitation of murder.
Cockrell, now 55, balding and wearing oversize glasses, faces four counts of solicitation of murder in connection with what prosecutors say was a plot to slash a path of devastation throughout the Southland.
Rubin was charged with but ultimately acquitted of solicitation of murder after a 1978 Los Angeles news conference in which he offered $500 to anyone who killed or injured a member of the American Nazi Party.
At one point, Rubin was charged but ultimately acquitted of solicitation of murder after a 1978 Los Angeles news conference where he offered $500 to anyone who killed or injured a member of the American Nazi Party.
Blake, 68, has been held without bail since his April 18 arrest on charges of conspiracy, solicitation of murder and first-degree murder in the May 4, 2001, shooting death of his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley.
Blake, 68, has pleaded not guilty to charges of capital murder, conspiracy and solicitation of murder, while Caldwell, 46, has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy.
He also is charged with conspiracy, two counts of solicitation of murder, and the special circumstance of lying in wait, an enhancement to the murder that had made the death penalty a possibility.