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a crime so serious that capital punishment is considered appropriate

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9) Should the defendant be found guilty of a capital offense the sentencing hearing procedures set forth in chapter 228 of title 18 of the United States Code come into play.
Specifically, a special court-martial convening authority (SPCMCA), without authorization, referred a capital offense to a special court-martial (SPCM).
Willfully hazarding a vessel is a non-mandatory capital offense, punishable by "[d]eath or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct.
Stealing property is not a capital offense (while kidnapping of Gentiles by Jews is allowed by Talmudic law)--hence the interpretation.
It is a capital offense to theorize before one has data.
Handing down the ruling, Presiding Judge Masaki Wakahara called the crime ''vicious and grave,'' but said it was not a capital offense.
There are also other reasons to doubt whether the 200-plus persons charged with a capital offense by the federal government have had competent counsel, due process and fair treatment.
As in Iran, so-called Sharia Islamic laws also apply in Saudi Arabia, making homosexuality a capital offense.
In 1772 he was forced into exile by allegations of sodomy, then a capital offense.
Members of the Fellowship pushed for anti-gay legislation in Uganda that made homosexuality a capital offense.
Media faces two major suits: (1) electoral sabotage, a capital offense, in the regional trial court (RTC) of Pasay for her alleged role in the manipulation of the 2007 election results in Maguindanao, and (2) plunder, also a capital offense, in the Sandiganbayan (SBN) for her alleged participation in the illegal use of P366 million in funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
The Ombudman prosecutors invoked the pronouncements of the Sandiganbayan in its February 19, 2014 resolution that Arroyo's depression because of her detention does not merit her release on bail, especially because she is charged with the capital offense of plunder.
But imaginative state legislators might easily discover other offenses worthy of the ultimate punishment: terrorism, major drug dealing (a capital offense under federal law) or violent hate crimes.
Syria has long made membership in the Brotherhood a capital offense.
Rahman is the Afghan citizen arraigned in Kabul for the supposed crime of becoming a Christian, a capital offense under Islamic Sharia law.