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