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.
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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.
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Unfortunately for him, the owners aren't about to just give up on the money, and despatch a ruthless hit-man (Javier Bardem) to track him down.
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And the hit-man wants to ensure Vale get their chance against the big names.
The Hollywood hit-man is just finishing off a remake of The Day of the Jackal, with superstars Richard Gere and Bruce Willis.
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