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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A fee paid to the Detroit hit-man for the deaths of Mildred, Trevor and Janice.
The slickness of the hit-man genus was having a cumulative affect on Rubinek.
Then one of his pals revealed the reluctant hit-man was jetting off again - to Majorca.
Danny is both fascinated and repelled (which may explain why there are so many hit-man movies), but he's got problems of his own.
He produced two fine saves to tip efforts from hit-man Calum Willock around the post for corners.
The court heard that Peatfield took out a pounds 50,000 insurance policy on his wife's life and withdrew pounds 7,300 from their savings to pay the hit-man.
The Ducks cried foul, Babcock alleging that the check was illegal because it came after the target gave up the puck, Kariya noting matter-of-factly that such hit-man tactics are ``Scott's game.
Molineux hit-man Bull tonight gives the injured knee that has sidelined him for six months a final work-out against Burnley reserves at Turf Moor.
That's what the latest hit-man farce, ``The Whole Nine Yards,'' does, and it gets funnier as the characters' behavior grows more and more shocking.
It is a setback for Boro boss Bryan Robson, who is already resigned to starting the season without Italian hit-man Marco Branca.
Chow Yun-Fat and Mira Sorvino are not ``The Replacement Killers,'' just like this hit-man hooey is not the Americanized John Woo gangster spectacular it strives to be.
McGhee admitted he was interested in signing the Republic of Ireland hit-man, but added: "I am not prepared to pay what Watford are asking.