contract killing

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Noun1.contract killing - a murder carried out on agreement with a hired killer
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
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Cheung's criminal ties have been a matter of public record for years, including his role in a murder-for-hire scheme.
However, as in prior entries in the Poke Rafferty series, it is up to him to solve the mystery, which begins with the murder of two "retired" police officers who ran a murder-for-hire operation for years out of the department.
A federal grand jury has indicted a Florence area woman on charges that allege she recruited a parolee to kill her ex-husband in a failed murder-for-hire plot.
Rudd had originally been charged with murder-for-hire, but this was later dropped because of a lack of evidence.
The badly-decomposed body of an Iranian-American woman has been found in a Louisiana swamp and her former-husband has been arrested and charged with paying three men to kill her in a grisly murder-for-hire case.
Around 400 Internet sites and domains, which had been used to sell child pornography, guns and murder-for-hire, were taken down on Thursday, it said.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- New Zealand prosecutors on Friday backtracked by dropping a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, saying there wasn't enough evidence to proceed.
21, 2011, that said the companies Azra and Hacer Jewelery, [of] which Zarrab is the real owner, sent money for a murder-for-hire to Manssour Arbabsiar, who planned to murder Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi ambassador to the US, communicated to you?
He is charged separately in federal court in Baltimore in an attempted murder-for-hire scheme.
citizen who was born in Iran, pleaded guilty in October to two conspiracy charges and a murder-for-hire count.
Manssor Arbabsiar, an American citizen who was born in Iran, had pleaded guilty to two conspiracy charges and a murder-for-hire count.
Radford added: "Just about any planned criminal act committed by more than one person could be considered a conspiracy, from simple murder-for-hire to the Watergate break-in.