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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While Mumbai's underworld transformed itself post- liberalisation and began financing construction and films, it seems to have passed on the practice of contract killings to the national capital.
She believed she had gotten away with the killing until the gangster's wife, Linda Smith, told police how she overheard her husband and his lover discussing the contract killing with the two hitmen.
One of the most tantalizing theories is that Houdini was the victim of a "spiritualist contract killing.
He disappears from his bed and is later found in a nearby woods shot in the back of the head--a contract killing.
Nothing was taken from the victim, leading to speculation that it may have been a contract killing.
The average cost of a contract killing in the UK is PS15,000, according to research by a leading criminologist.
Aslan Usoyan has been shot dead in an apparent contract killing that has sparked fears of bloody turf wars.
Stan Stewart and Gary Holmes are accused of the contract killing of Michael O'Hara.
But the Cambridge graduate's former colleagues in Iraq insist that his death bore the hallmarks of a contract killing.
The 21-year-old was blasted to death in a contract killing over a debt.
The prosecution alleges it was a contract killing and that Noble paid Hopkins between IREUR3,000 (EUR3,750)and IREUR5,000 (EUR6,300) to kill Benson.
Two men walked free from court yesterday after being cleared of a brutal contract killing.