January 17, 2013
Top court to rule on woman who hired hit man
By Jessica Murphy, Parliamentary Bureau
OTTAWA - OTTAWA - Canada's top court will rule Friday on the case of a battered woman who hired a hit man to kill her abusive estranged husband after police ignored her pleas for help.
In 2008, Nicole Ryan, a Nova Scotia high school teacher who'd endured some 15 years of abuse, attempted to pay a contract killer $25,000 to knock off her husband.
The "hit man" was an undercover RCMP officer.