Tired of constantly being broke & stuck in an unhappy marriage, a young husband
decided to solve both problems by taking out a large insurance policy on his
wife with himself as beneficiary, and then arranging to have her killed.
A 'friend of a friend' put him in touch with a nefarious dark-side figure who went by the name of
'Artie.' Artie then explained to the husband that his going price for snuffing out a spouse was £ 5,000.
The husband said he was willing to pay that amount, but that he wouldn't have
any cash on hand until he could collect his wife's insurance money.
Artie insisted on being paid at least something up front, so the man took a
£1 coin from his pocket. Artie sighed, rolled his eyes, & reluctantly
agreed to accept the £1 coin as down payment on the dirty deed.
A few days later, Artie followed the man's wife to the local Woolworths
store. There, he surprised her in the produce department & proceeded to
strangle her with his gloved hands and the poor unsuspecting woman drew her
last breath and slumped to the floor .....
The manager of the produce department stumbled unexpectedly onto the murder
scene. Unwilling to leave any witnesses behind, ol' Artie had no choice
but to strangle the produce manager as well.
However, unknown to Artie, the entire proceedings were captured by the hidden
security camera & observed by the stores security guard, who immediately called
Artie was caught and arrested before he could even leave the store.
Under intense questioning at the police station, Artie revealed the whole
sordid plan, including his unusual financial arrangements with the hapless
husband who was also quickly arrested.
The next day, in the newspapers, the headline declared .....