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.
This timely and fascinating book looks at our society and asks how has the modern Irish culture of peace, good neighbours and human spirit been overshadowed by daily shootings, stabbings and contract killings.
The judge added: "The Crown's case was that the murders were contract killings carried out by Becouarn for a reward paid by the leader of one gang as revenge for the supposed killing of a member of that gang by the two victims.
Yet our special investigation into the sleazy world around London's King's Cross shows a situation simply out of control where criminals ply their wares - from child prostitutes to hard drugs and contract killings - with impunity.
30pm) NCS Manhunt: First of a two-part crime drama starring David Suchet as John Borne, a detective assigned to a case involving a spate of contract killings, but the pressure he puts on his team for a result leads to tragedy.