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!
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.
In a statement today, It denounced the terror bombing, describing it as a heinous crime which represents contrary to the values and principles of Islam and the whole humanity.
In the capital Riyadh, King Salman said that he was shocked and pained by the heinous crime that targeted the mosque.
The heinous crime resulted in the killing of innocent people," the Cabinet said in a statement.
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.
In a message to Crown Prince Mohammad bin Naif, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, King Salman stated, "We have all been heartbroken by the heinous crime that targeted innocent victims at a mosque in the village of Qudayh and[we] are pained by the enormity of the crime of this terrorist aggression, which contradicts Islamic and humanitarian values.
The coalition described the heinous crime which claimed the lives of two citizens as complex crime because it has been perpetrated in front of the operational command headquarters, targeted innocent citizens as well as the method of mutilation and murder that reminds of Daash brutal crimes, emphasizing the necessity to punish strongly those who committed the crime.
An affected father of five years old sexually abused child of grade one, who did not wish his and address to be made public, said his son was playing in street when he became the prey of the heinous crime by some culprits.
The Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) will decide whether cases where a juvenile is involved in a heinous crime, would be tried under the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act or normal trial court.
LESS than 48 hours since a 14- year- old Manipuri girl was raped in Munirka by her landlord's son, there is yet another minor who has become a victim of the heinous crime.