Arguments begin in cop murder-for-hire trial

? Opening arguments started yesterday in the trial of a police officer accused of hiring a hit man to kill his wife.

Last year, police officer Anthony Battisti allegedly hired a handyman to murder his estranged wife.

Patricia Battisti was stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver, but survived.

Officials say the couple had been going through a bitter divorce and custody battle.

Patricia Battisti was also in the news when she said she contracted syphilis from a bone implant.

NYPD cop indicted in murder-for-hire plot

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