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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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When passing sentence Mr Justice Davis described Fellows as a contract killer, a "gun for hire, prepared to kill whoever you were asked to kill".
CONTRACT killers can be hired in Britain for as little as PS200, Birmingham crime experts have revealed.
A source said: "Duggan was a serious criminal and he was close to a man accused in court of being a would-be contract killer."
A CONTRACT killer who shot dead two friends as they worked out in a Waterloo gym will serve at least 20 years behind bars, a top judge has ruled.
He believed he had offered a contract killer pounds 10,000 to smash a lorry head-on into her car but the ``killer'' was in fact an undercover police officer.
For example, Hit Man discusses client solicitation by the contract killer, and Perry did solicit clients.
A contract killer was shooting to kill Eddie Bailey, a Jamaican customs officer, in the small hours of a Saturday morning in July 1980.
The Match Factory Girl and I Hired a Contract Killer amazed critics and audiences alike at the festival; unfortunately, they're not yet being released.
He plays a contract killer hunting crooks who robbed the Mob, but an angsty script and earnest acting slows the action to a near crawl.
On Friday, a rangers' spokesman said that the rangers had conducted an intelligence driven joint raid in the New Karachi area and arrested a notorious contract killer and ring leader whose name was Shujjat Hashmi.
Mr Maillaud cast doubt on theories they were victims of a contract killer, adding: "It was very badly done."