heinous crime

See: felony
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You would surely have thought that I had been detected in no less a heinous crime than the purloining of the Crown Jewels from the Tower, or putting poison in the coffee of His Majesty the King.
But they are such only when they seek to gratify the passion of revenge upon their enemies; and I ask whether the mere eating of human flesh so very far exceeds in barbarity that custom which only a few years since was practised in enlightened England:--a convicted traitor, perhaps a man found guilty of honesty, patriotism, and suchlike heinous crimes, had his head lopped off with a huge axe, his bowels dragged cut and thrown into a fire; while his body, carved into four quarters, was with his head exposed upon pikes, and permitted to rot and fester among the public haunts of men!
According to Kashmir Media Service, hundreds of students marched through lanes and by-lanes of JVC College demanding capital punishment for the culprits involved in the heinous crime.
ISLAMABAD -- The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) Thursday said there was no bar on courts to order public hanging of a culprit of heinous crime.
KANDHKOT -- Kashmore police on Saturday claimed to have caught 13 criminals who were wanted to police in heinous crime cases.
The heinous crime of rape is spreading like a plague in our Indian society, which is absolutely unacceptable.
The fact that Sharukh Jatoi's actions lead to citizens fearing for their lives and safety makes it a heinous crime in line with anti-terror laws.
It was only limited to drug pushing other more heinous crime should have been included such as plunder, rape, treason and murder,' he said.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / President Fuad Masum condoled his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, for targeting the Church of the French town of Saint-Etienne de Rovra yesterday, expressing shock at the horrific and heinous crime marked by the slaughter of the priest of the town.
12 (Petra) - The government, on Thursday, condemned the heinous crime committed by the Israeli occupation forces, when it stormed the al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron, kidnapped the wounded Palestinian, Azzam Shalaldeh, from inside the hospital and killed his cousin Abdullah Shalaldeh.
Abu Diak said in a press release that raiding al-Ahli hospital, shooting and killing Abdulla Shalada and lastly kidnapping his cousin Azzam Shalalda is a serious violation and heinous crime that is added to a series of dangerous violations of international laws and charters and human rights.
JEDDAH, May 24 (KUNA) -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud addressed Sunday a cable to Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on a recent heinous crime targeting a mosque at Qudayh village.