a crime so serious that capital punishment is considered appropriate
A crime for which the maximum penalty is capital punishment.
A crime for which the maximum penalty is life in prison without parole.
The numerical value of capital offense in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of capital offense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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We filed a murder case, it's a capital offense so there will be no bail. There was aggravated treachery, abuse of superior strength and cruelty.
Numerous recent studies have called into question the accuracy and fundamental fairness of Pennsylvania's capital sentencing system, these studies suggest that inherent biases affect the makeup of death row. While data is incomplete, there are strong indications that a person is more likely to be charged with a capital offense and sentenced to death if he is poor or of a minority racial group, and particularly where the victim of the crime was Caucasian.
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