Estrada was convicted of plunder - a capital offence
- though the death penalty was recently abolished.
Based on evidence obtained from Mary Burton, a sixteen-year-old indentured servant, the court charged that the white itinerant teacher John Ury was a Catholic priest and a Spanish spy--a capital offence
He added: 'In the past in Scotland, sheep-stealing was a capital offence
but we're not advocating anything so drastic.
Our times, unlike the era of the Gileadites, do not deem mispronunciation a capital offence
In Canada, the Muslim family converted to Christianity -- a capital offence
The Jews are accused of passing on secret military information to Israel, a capital offence
in the Iranian judicial system.
In the same week, the Office of Fair Trading announced it will look at some odious airline restrictions - like limiting compensation for damaged or lost bags or cancelled flights and making the passing on of a flight ticket to a relative or friend close to a capital offence
But earlier on Tuesday, Miguna was charged at a Kajiado court with "being present and consenting to the administration of an oath to commit a capital offence
, namely treason".
Looting was once a capital offence
dealt with by shooting.
Garrow's Law BBC1, 9pm It's another tale of scandal in Georgian England this week as Garrow is called on to defend a man who has been accused of sodomy - a capital offence
in that day and age.
If he ever returns to his home country, he faces the possibility of execution - not because of the killing but because being gay is a capital offence
Kidnap for ransom is considered a capital offence
in the Philippines.
As kidnapping is a capital offence
in Iraq, the alleged captors could face the death penalty.
Sir Cecil Havers barred the jury from considering whether Ellis had acted under provocation and might therefore be guilty of manslaughter, rather than the capital offence
THE smoking of tobacco was a capital offence
in Germany until the 17th Century.