Russian pensioner pays $1,000 for ex-lover's murder

8th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

A 70-year-old retired Russian woman has been charged with offering to pay 30,000 rubles ($1,025, 750 euros) for the murder of her former lover, a policeman less than half her age, an official said Tuesday.

"The woman plotted the murder of a 32-year-old policeman with whom she had an intimate relationship some time before," a spokesperson for the regional investigative committee in the Far North city of Murmansk told AFP.

Local police ensnared the woman after sending an officer posing as a hired killer to meet with her to discuss the macabre plan. She was arrested while trying to pay for the crime.

© 2011 AFP

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