From the AP:
When Susan Kuhnhausen returned home from work one day earlier this month, she was ambushed by an intruder wielding a hammer.After a violent struggle, the 51-year-old nurse managed to fend off her attacker and strangled him with her bare hands.
Neighbors praised the woman for her bravery, and investigators said they believed the dead man, Edward Haffey, was burglarizing Kuhnhausen's home.
But after an investigation, cops say the intruder was a hit man hired by her 58-year-old estranged husband.
The husband was busted last week and held on $500,000 bail. Haffey - a violent repeat offender - had worked as a custodian under Michael Kuhnhausen at an adult video store, according to prosecutors.
Inside a backpack Haffey left at the scene was a day planner with, "Call Mike, Get letter," scribbled on the week of Sept. 4, officials said. Michael Kuhnhausen's cell phone number was jotted on a folder, police say.
First off, it's "Dial M For Murder"/"A Perfect Murder" brought to life.
I'm not sure if it's already been done; the basic plot seems easy enough. But I could see this as being one of those "ripped from the headlines" episodes of 'Law & Order'.
Of course, they would add their own little twist.....