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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Police said Bongabong and Briones were affiliated with the Parojinog crime syndicate, particularly with a certain 'Quiapo,' Ozamiz city's high-value target who had been heavily linked to the robbery, carnapping, illegal drugs and contract killing in the area.
Among other things he said that the murder had taken place on February 21 and that it was a contract killing.He also said the police investigators are examining several scenarios.
Last year, following the Ayia Napa quadruple murder, reports surfaced that those behind the contract killing had been warned that the police were on to them, and this made them postpone the attempt.
Crime reporter Veronica was shot dead in 1996 in a gangland contract killing yards from the site of the flyover.
THE jury in the trial of two men who deny murdering a 17-year-old boy in an alleged bungled contract killing at his Cardiff home will resume their deliberations today.
But the judge added at Cape Town High Court that though Mngeni, 25, fired the lethal shot, the gunman had been hired to carry out a "contract killing," the Daily Express reports.
Moscow: A Chechen poet with anti-separatist views was gunned down in Moscow in an apparent contract killing, Russian investigators said Wednesday.
BRITAIN'S youngest hitman - who gunned down a young mum in a contract killing aged just 15 - was jailed for at least 20 years yesterday.
THE jury in the trial of two men accused of the contract killing of a West Yorkshire car dealer have been sent home for a second time after deliberating for more than six hours.
Yet the last cat to get its claws into criminals is thought to have been the victim of a contract killing.
The body of an Indian who was stabbed to death in what is believed to have been a contract killing in Sharjah was sent home to Kerala yesterday.
"We've got to stick together," Hayley Arthur wrote to contract killing accused Andrew Monarch three days before his trial started.