Meaning of MURDER in English

MURDER

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a murder case

He had been a witness in a murder case.

a murder inquiry

Police say they haven’t launched a murder inquiry at this stage.

a murder plot

He was questionned about about an attempted murder plot.

a murder/burglary etc suspect

The murder suspect is described as in his early 20s, wearing a baseball type cap and a dark jacket.

a murder/burglary/drugs etc charge

He appeared in court on fraud charges.

Robins was in jail awaiting trial on drugs charges.

a murder/fraud etc trial

She was a witness in a murder trial.

a murder/manslaughter/fraud etc conviction

He lost his job following a drugs conviction.

brutal murder/attack/assault

a brutal attack on a defenceless old man

cold-blooded murder

cold-blooded murder

commit murder/rape/fraud etc

The couple were accused of committing murder.

murder hunt (= a search for a person who has killed someone )

murder/robbery etc rap

The kid’s been cited twice on drunk-driving raps.

scream blue murder informal (= scream very loudly with fear or anger )

She flew into a rage and screamed blue murder at him.

solve a murder

Police have called for witnesses to help them solve the murder.

suspect murder/foul play

The position of the body led the police to suspect murder.

the murder weapon (= the weapon used to kill someone )

Police found a knife at the scene that is believed to be the murder weapon.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

attempted

Brown, of Mitcham, Surrey, denies kidnap and attempted rape and murder in April last year.

In the Grampian and Northern areas there have been big increases in both murder and attempted murder.

The boy's 30-year-old father is accused of attempted murder and will appear in court today.

Redmond denied attempted murder but admitted wounding with intent.

Stroud, Evans and White all deny two charges of attempted murder and the trial continues.

Two men and a women have denied charges of attempted murder .

bloody

We were both in a position to scream bloody murder .

blue

His bus turned into an Inter-City express without brakes and he sat on top and screamed blue murder .

It might get into the papers, and then she'd be down here knocking on my door and screaming blue murder .

I think that should be stopped - blue murder , vandalism and the lot.

They say people usually get upset and scream blue murder and all that shite, but no me.

brutal

The same reports say that intelligence ministry microphones planted inside their Tehran flat picked up the sound of their brutal murder .

No one knew whether the civil jury would hold the former football star liable for two brutal murders .

guilty

In 1990, the latest figures, eight teenagers aged between 14 and 16 were found guilty of murder .

After a three-month trial, the jury found Bonin guilty of 14 murders .

Green had pleaded not guilty to the murder at the couple's home in October 1991.

They were tried and found guilty of attempted murder .

During his next sermon he said he would leave Kidderminster rather than cause them to be guilty of his murder .

And the penalty for the person found guilty of multiple murders likely will be death.

Evans, Stroud and White have all pleaded not guilty to attempted murder .

Butch finally pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and was sentenced to 10 to 20 years.

mass

But the intentional mass murder of innocent people is not.

On these pretexts they were subjected to recurring cycles of violence, mass expulsion, and mass murder .

The fugitives, two of whom have been recaptured, are accused of genocide, mass murder and other crimes.

Too few for Hello! magazine, maybe, but too many in a book about the mass murder of innocent people.

His 12-year reign of terror left 26,000 dead in assassinations, mass murders and car bombings, nearly destroying the state.

So chance played a part in the mass murder , did it?

Why are we asked to apologize to apologists of mass murder ?

The Aramoana incident was the country's worst case of mass murder .

■ NOUN

attempt

She denied offering money to White to carry out the killing, after seeing a film showing a similar murder attempt .

His claim about a murder attempt ?

I did not leave until after his third murder attempt on me and still I believed in a reconciliation.

Before the murder attempt comes the provocation.

Her murder attempt fails and she goes to jail for life.

case

This is what it is like being on the outside of a murder case , thought Gabriel.

It gets worse: Spoon and Stretch suddenly find themselves wanted as possible suspects in a gruesome murder case .

He must be for ever two steps behind them on complicated murder cases .

The estate is expected to be settled after the Menendez murder case is resolved.

Every murder case involving females aged up to 21 and males up to 16 is recorded for the last 33 years.

He made it a matter of principle always to take the murder cases himself.

As a result of researching an old murder case , Emmy finds herself the target of a dangerous killer.

charge

Relatives of Jonathan Probyn watched from the public gallery as the murder charge was read out.

Ted is incarcerated in California, awaiting trial on murder charges .

Reports alleged that Ordoñez, 33, was wanted on rape, assault and murder charges .

Bechard will be arraigned Monday or Tuesday on murder charges , McCausland said.

He was recognised as the genius of his age even when he had to flee Rome to escape a murder charge .

He spent two sleepless nights worrying that he might end up on a murder charge .

But as the elder brother remains silent, his lawyers are preparing a new tack in their fight against murder charges .

hunt

Ten thousand pound reward in murder hunt .

A murder hunt was about to begin.

Police initially believed the pair had died in the fire - but within three days a full-scale murder hunt was launched.

Now a new television programme re-tells the murder hunt .

The murder hunt team are now back at square one after having arrested and released 27 men.

The Yard launched the biggest murder hunt London has seen for years in the search for Miss Dando's killer.

inquiry

That the police should not be involved because Medmelton had been disturbed enough without a murder inquiry being resurrected.

Cleveland Police could not confirm last night whether or not they were treating the matter as a murder inquiry .

It leads to death and a scandalous murder inquiry which threatens to expose some dark secrets.

Rain asked whether there was any progress in the murder inquiry .

Forty detectives are now involved in the murder inquiry .

The murder inquiry based at Mere Way police station now involves sixty officers.

There had been no more news about the murder inquiry by the time Loretta arrived at her office on Monday morning.

investigation

That undertaking seemed to be developing into a commitment to conduct a private murder investigation in a foreign country.

But the movie tells the wrong story, getting detoured into a murder investigation whose solution is far too obvious.

Read in studio Voice over Detectives have started a murder investigation after part of a human torso was found in a lake.

C., man during the murder investigation .

Panorama on the Cardiff Three revealed the irregularities of the police approach to the murder investigation .

Marek asked how much progress she had made in her murder investigation .

He says he's also sueing the police because he's bitter about his treatment during the murder investigation .

Was this a normal or reasonable way of conducting murder investigations ?

mystery

Collins creates a gripping picture of slow-moving, small-town life, and packs it into a treat of a murder mystery .

For those who like solving murder mysteries , however, this is one that will challenge your deductive abilities.

I kind of chain-read murder mysteries .

But it turned into a murder mystery anyway.

So I will go through about five murder mysteries a week - I read really rapidly.

The way P. D. James sees it, the murder mystery is all about the restoration of order to a disorderly world.

You can try to work out whether it is autobiography or murder mystery and how it works within these genre classifications.

The plot for a murder mystery ?

rate

The murder rate would undoubtedly rise.

Since 1993, the juvenile murder rate has dropped 22. 8 percent.

Only Lothian and Borders has seen its murder rate fall - from 13 to 10.

In the first 10 months of the year, the murder rate fell by 17. 3 percent from last year.

The prison murder rate has increased.

The good news for Thames Valley cops is that the murder rate may now drop to a realistic level.

scene

He never misses a murder scene .

Here was an eyewitness account of Butch at the murder scene .

She was about fifty miles from the murder scene .

In presenting his case, Scull needs to tie Wooten to the murder scene .

The Crown claim that Henry ferried the gunmen from the murder scene .

The book lags in the middle, the pacing slowed by an overly long delay in getting to the murder scene .

At first, they claimed that the only items missing from the murder scene were about £400 in cash and two car-tyre pumps.

Dead animals placed at murder scenes .

suspect

Read in studio A murder suspect has told a court that he accidentally stabbed a teenager to death during a street fight.

By the end of the book, Britt herself is a murder suspect .

The murder suspect is described as of black or mixed race in his early 20s.

A promising young lawyer assigned to defend a murder suspect finds her client so appealing, she helps him escape.

And the murder suspect himself, whom Lucy seduced to secure a confession, only to have the case dismissed for entrapment.

Most glaring was the bungled arrest attempt last month of a 21-year-murder suspect in Kyoto.

Instead they feel a thrusting businessman would make a better murder suspect .

trial

News of a double murder trial filled the papers.

Rush to find defence team after sudden arraignment Hit-squad informer faces murder trial .

Since Prozac went on the market in the late 1980s, it has been featured in books, jokes and murder trials .

Before getting to the murder trial , I will note two incidents that occurred in Geneva.

Even when a jury found willful conduct, that decision did not follow a murder trial .

He was forced to abandon Wells's murder trial which began on Monday.

Not much is like the first day of a murder trial .

victim

Anti-racist campaigners say Ashiq was the sixth racist murder victim this year.

Not as a still, cold murder victim .

And the motion by Councillor Jack Newell went further ... also demanding protection for the families of murder victims .

Belushi, by now a murder victim himself, tells all this in flashback ala Sunset Boulevard.

And was the mysterious woman the murder victim or was it some one else?

In one, blood was seen dripping through the ceiling from a murder victim on to another woman.

weapon

Hayes found the murder weapon , a flat iron with blood and Maria's hair upon it, in a cupboard.

The murder weapon , a Kalashnikov free of fingerprints, was left at the scene in a plastic bag.

I think this was the murder weapon .

There may be some account of what happened to the murder weapon .

After all, anybody who read the description of the murder weapon in the Saturday papers could have sent the knives.

A murder weapon in that case was never recovered.

My only direct experience with murder weapons was Cluedo, but even I knew enough not to mess with it.

Nico and Molto had been clever enough not to search for the murder weapon , too.

■ VERB

accuse

He has apparently upset the police by claiming to have an alibi for a teenager accused of murder .

The Gamester also ended tragically when Beverly, a gambler, falsely accused of murder , committed suicide by taking poison.

They are accused of inspiring the murders of secular intellectuals in the 1990s, but they deny this.

Anonymous flyers posted around town have accused him of murder and threatened him with lynching.

Details about a politician accused of murder .

Eddie Griffin plays the unfortunate suit who is falsely accused of murder .

acquitted

The police will never look for anyone else after a defendant is acquitted of murder .

A jury acquitted Simpson of the murders in October.

André, accused of pushing her, was acquitted on murder charges in a controversial trial.

After he was acquitted of murder in 1995, he had $ 8 million.

The officers were acquitted of murder in a state criminal trial.

He was acquitted of that murder and of killing Ronald Goldman in October 1995.

Simpson can not invoke Fifth Amendment protection for himself because he already has been acquitted of murder .

In a landmark Minnesota decision in March of 1984, Lucille Tisland was acquitted of the murder .

arrest

But if you were arrested for murder they would have to be very careful not to blow their cover.

How else would we account for black men being disproportionately arrested for robbery and murder ?

Sacco, a factory worker, and Vanzetti, a fish pedlar, were arrested for the murder .

He wanted to know whether Wickham had arrested anyone for the murder because until then he could not face going to work.

But he realised they needed much more evidence before they could arrest him for murder .

When Creed called, Jed was watching a news report about a vulture who'd just been arrested on a murder charge.

Man arrested over schoolgirl murder A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of the schoolgirl from Kent, Claire Tiltman.

commit

I have come into this chapel to commit murder .

Kirkpatrick was 23 when he committed the murders .

If the security forces are not present and loyalist gunmen commit murder it is still the result of collusion.

I would think some one who had committed a murder would have more sense than that.

Crime and Punishment was different in that Dostoevsky never supposed lots of people would begin committing Raskolnikov-type murders .

Baldwin, the poor schlemiel, is talked into committing a murder , which he botches badly.

Burrows vehemently denies being anywhere near here, and swears he didn't commit the murder .

No, I did not commit the murders .

convict

If convicted of first-degree murder Mr Markovic would face at least 10 years in prison.

Broadus and Lee face 25 years to life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy charges.

He was rightly convicted of murder .

If convicted of murder and one additional charge, Davis could be sentenced to death.

The two men were convicted of murder .

Martinez was convicted of ordering the murder of rival gang member Richard Serrano at a Montebello auto body shop in November 1998.

Read in studio A police investigation has been launched into claims that two men were wrongly convicted of murder .

Twenty-three were indicted, with twelve eventually convicted of murder and five of assault.

deny

Kelly denies murder and the trial continues.

He denied a charge of murder and this plea was accepted by the Crown.

Redmond denied attempted murder but admitted wounding with intent.

Her husband, former hospital technician Eddie Gilfoyle, 31, denies her murder .

Hobbins, who surrendered after threatening to kill himself, denies murder , attempted murder and firearms offences.

Two men and a women have denied charges of attempted murder .

Horbury denies murder on grounds of provocation.

All three have denied attempted murder .

investigate

David Blakey led a team focusing on the ability to investigate murder , and Dan Crompton reviewed the attitude to race issues.

Now, Doctor Illingworth, I am never too busy to investigate a murder .

Police investigating the murder of a pensioner have begun interviewing shoppers in an attempt to catch his killer.

The National Human Rights Commission said it is investigating the murder .

I've been investigating a series of murders in London.

Officers investigating the murder say they've had more than a hundred calls from the public offering information.

They've got the manpower and the facilities to investigate murder , Jett.

Gilliane Queripel, 33, was arrested on Thursday by officers investigating the murder of Stacey Queripel.

lead

The rivalry led to the murder of Clodomir, her eldest son.

Earlier, Simpson denied that he felt animosity toward his ex-wife in the days leading up to her murder .

And I like the conflict a murder entails, and what leads somebody to commit murder.

scream

His bus turned into an Inter-City express without brakes and he sat on top and screamed blue murder .

We were both in a position to scream bloody murder .

It might get into the papers, and then she'd be down here knocking on my door and screaming blue murder .

They say people usually get upset and scream blue murder and all that shite, but no me.

solve

It is Joan and Ted's hope that even now some one may know something that can solve Brian's murder .

In Central News tonight: Find our son's killer: Ten thousand pounds to solve a murder .

And proof at last: Genetic testing solves a murder , thirteen years on.

No, Mr Holmes, we use the computer to solve the murder .

Mr Muncie, now dead, solved 53 Lanarkshire murders , including those by Peter Manuel.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a gangland killing/murder/shooting etc

attempted murder/suicide/rape etc

All I care about is solving this murder, I mean this attempted murder.

He was acquitted of rape, attempted murder, administering poison with intent and kidnapping.

In summary, therefore, most special aftercare services have had no effect on repetition rates after attempted suicide.

Redmond denied attempted murder but admitted wounding with intent.

Several forces have also seen very sharp rises in attempted murders.

The charges include the murder of Becky and the attempted murder of Katie in April 1991.

The suspects were held Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder, attempted burglary and conspiracy.

We have cured hundreds of people from Chicago, Ill., from gunshot wounds inflicted in attempted murders and robberies.

first-degree murder

Broadus and Lee face 25 years to life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy charges.

How her conviction for first-degree murder affects her exposure to lesser murder charges is a matter for debate.

If convicted of first-degree murder Mr Markovic would face at least 10 years in prison.

Instead of being convicted of first-degree murder, Mitchell got six years for voluntary manslaughter.

She was charged with first-degree murder.

So the only issue before me is actual innocence of first-degree murder.

The prosecutor announced that if she died, he would charge Leyland with first-degree murder.

get away with murder

His parents let him get away with murder.

She lets those kids get away with murder.

But the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is angry that some other local authorities are letting agents get away with murder.

He can get away with anything, he could get away with murder and my mom would still love him.

I think the women of your time have been allowed to get away with murder.

In those days people throughout the organization often got away with murder.

Sorcerer thought he could get away with murder.

They get away with murder because of their buying power.

When we played them last week, the officials let Erik Williams get away with murder.

Where are these men when, as you say, there are men literally getting away with murder?

murder in the first degree

murder/the truth etc will out!

scream/yell bloody murder

People were screaming bloody murder about the ridiculous prices.

We were both in a position to scream bloody murder.

second-degree murder/assault/burglary etc

A 16-year-old black youth, Lemrick Nelson, was later charged with second-degree murder in relation to the stabbing.

After psychiatric evaluations found that he was competent to stand trial, Harwood pleaded guilty July 16 to second-degree murder.

Bach, 13, was arrested late last month and charged with second-degree murder.

Davis was arrested weeks later and convicted of second-degree assault.

He faces a count of second-degree murder in the Nov. 10 shooting death of Brad Hansen, also 13.

However, the degree of severity of the indictment, which could range from negligent homicide to second-degree murder, remains unclear.

Kravitz reduced the charge to second-degree murder.

Last week, she won her freedom after agreeing not to contest charges of second-degree murder.

sectarian violence/conflict/murder etc

Church leaders hold crisis talks on wave of sectarian murders - see page 6.

Military governance has not ended sectarian violence or brought a return of foreign investment.

Nevertheless, the moves towards positive change are being frustrated both by threats from right-wing activists, and by sectarian conflicts.

Southern states, usually less prone to sectarian violence, were also hit, with many deaths reported from Karnataka and Kerala.

The sectarian violence of Northern Ireland is a different matter altogether.

The ferry was packed with refugees fleeing sectarian violence in the Moluccas.

They may reduce the risk of attack, but they can not prevent random sectarian murders.

Tyrone on Aug. 5 and in Lisburn on Aug. 24, were also believed to be victims of the sectarian violence.

serial killings/murders etc

But the news of serial killings last year led to near mass hysteria.

They're the devil, these serial murders.

What about fingerprints, copycat crimes and serial murders?

third-degree murder/burglary/assault etc

Butch finally pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and was sentenced to 10 to 20 years.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a five-month murder trial

a series of brutal murders

Curtis's husband has been charged with her murder .

He was charged with attempted murder and found guilty.

New York paid tribute to the thousands of innocent people murdered on September 11th.

Ronny Jones was found guilty of the murder of a 15 year old girl.

The murder victim has not yet been identified.

The gun was found five miles from where the murder was committed.

The incidence of violent crimes -- murder , rape, and assault -- has increased in inner city areas.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He was suspected of as many as 44 murders.

If convicted of murder and one additional charge, Davis could be sentenced to death.

In the first 10 months of the year, the murder rate fell by 17. 3 percent from last year.

Short of murder , whatever occurred between husband and wife was not considered by Locke to be of public concern.

There had been two more murders.

They joined Gundovald after Chilperic's murder in 584.

Why would a double murder in Cologne have been passed to counter-intelligence?

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

brutally

The royal family, in the House of Ipatyev, had already been brutally murdered eight days earlier.

The mestizos, mulattoes, and whites were brutally murdered as they slept.

For a man whose lover had been brutally murdered the night before he seemed cheerful and composed.

■ NOUN

attempt

Riderhood becomes a lock-keeper at Plashwater Weir and discovers Headstone's attempt to murder Wrayburn.

His attempt to murder her seemed to have given him a new strength in the relationship.

Mr Austin said it was an attempt to murder his family.

brother

He had two sons, Michael, a stationer, and Philip, who murdered his brother in December 1645.

You know, I had a brother who was shot and murdered .

Had Alfred Glynn murdered his brother then killed himself in this frightful manner by way of expiation?

And he had murdered my brother .

charge

All three deny joint charges of attempting to murder Mr Stokle and Mrs Leyshon.

He is being tried on a charge of murdering 30-year-old Oakland hairdresser Anthony Gilbert last October.

Between them, they have had me imprisoned, on the charge of having murdered Victor.

child

Deadly A nurse was convicted of murdering four children in her care.

It was as if Lewis had wanted to murder his own child , the new Democratic Party he had created.

A girl had murdered two small children whom she was babysitting for, and had then drowned herself.

If you light up in New York some mom in California will sue you for murdering her unborn child .

conspiracy

He was found guilty of conspiracy to murder but not guilty of attempted murder.

The convictions included murder , conspiracy to murder, racketeering and conspiracy to distribute drugs in prison.

McCrory, Green and Doherty denied a similar conspiracy to murder Norris.

He was acquitted on a count of conspiracy to murder .

Brothers Mustafa and Mahmoud Mougrabi received one year and six years respectively for conspiracy to murder .

A possible answer emerged last week when Rizvi was arrested at his plush Bombay home and charged with conspiracy to murder .

daughter

She was eventually given two life sentences for murdering her seven-year-old daughter and her four-year-old playmate.

Boyce admitted murdering Thomas Boedecker and attempting to murder his wife, daughter and son.

family

Mr Austin said it was an attempt to murder his family .

father

Read in studio An inquest has opened on a young girl, who it's alleged was murdered by her father .

He knows we murdered his father .

Prince Hamlet knows that his uncle Claudius murdered the king his father .

Read in studio A man has gone on trial accused of murdering a father of four inside a crown court building.

friend

She felt she had murdered a friend . 3 Life now became rather difficult for the Durbeyfields.

Why are you protecting these cold-blooded killers, he said, they just murdered two of my friends .

They murdered her friend and political ally, Airey Neave.

Time allowed 00:00 Read in studio A husband has appeared in court accused of murdering a friend of his wife.

girl

The youth pleaded guilty to murdering the girl .

husband

Go and see this woman who's just been found not guilty of murdering her transvestite husband .

It was nonsense for her to say no one had a motive for murdering her husband .

Taylor and Smith, 42, of Dousland, Devon, both admitted conspiring to murder her husband .

He explained to the desk sergeant that he was worried that his sister had been murdered by her husband , Joseph Shill.

Did she, or did she not, murder her second husband , Henry Stewart, lord Darnley?

life

She was eventually given two life sentences for murdering her seven-year-old daughter and her four-year-old playmate.

Dahmer is serving life for murdering 17 men, including 15 butchered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Mynott was jailed for life in 1980 for murdering a 54-year-old man near his home in Hemel Hempstead, Herts.

Gary Mills and Tony Poole are serving life sentences for murdering a drug dealer.

Millionaire businessman Malcom Horsman, 66, has been jailed for life for murdering his wife, Ursula.

Last week four black youths were jailed for life for murdering three white youths while stealing their car.

He was jailed for life for murdering 23-year-old Anna McGurk two weeks after being on bail charged with rape.

man

The man convicted of murdering pregnant housewife Marie Wilkes says he hopes to get bail so he can be set free.

I deposed the three men who had nearly murdered him.

Mr Gallagher, a SinnFein member, was the first of six men murdered by loyalist gunmen in the past two days.

A man among men knows how to murder .

Two men are accused of murdering the informer to stop him giving evidence at an armed robbery trial.

The king had sent his own men out to murder me!

Sure enough, the rescued man later tried to murder somebody with that very hand.

Read in studio A man charged with murdering his wife more than twenty years ago has been committed for trial.

night

For a man whose lover had been brutally murdered the night before he seemed cheerful and composed.

Now both prepare to murder through the night .

officer

They also deny attempting to murder two other officers - Mark Whitehouse and Susan Larkin - later that night.

They also denied trying to murder three police officers and possessing a rifle with intent to endanger life.

parent

Well, we all want to murder our parents , it's only natural.

Lyle and Erik Menendez murdered their parents .

Prosecutors claim the brothers murdered their parents to get the $ 14 million family fortune.

patient

He was convicted in January of murdering 15 patients .

Shipman was convicted last year of murdering 15 women patients .

Patient confidence suffered a severe jolt when Harold Shipman, a family doctor, was jailed for murdering 15 of his patients.

The former family doctor Harold Shipman has appealed against his convictions for murdering 15 patients .

people

Every minute of every day people were being murdered .

I don't want to know how to murder people like that.

Incitement to murder , by people living nominally under a country's law, should automatically lead to arrest.

The bombers are focused on one goal: to murder as many people as possible and eliminate the prospect for peace.

He really did believe that murdering people could be justified just because you didn't like them.

Mills had murdered more people than just my father.

person

On Aug. 24 the state prosecutor, Nurullo Khuvaidullayev, had been murdered by unknown persons in Dushanbe.

If you murder just one person you can be executed, and they massacred many.

police

Read in studio A teenager accused of attempting to murder a police inspector has been cleared on the orders of a judge.

They also denied trying to murder three police officers and possessing a rifle with intent to endanger life.

Read in studio A man accused of murdering a police informer has been cleared.

son

His murdered son was unpopular because he owned a Porsche.

In what she considers her last, tragic recourse, La Malinche then murders their son .

trial

Read in studio A man has gone on trial accused of murdering a father of four inside a crown court building.

wife

Gilfoyle, 31-year-old auxiliary nurse at a private hospital, has pleaded not guilty to murdering his eight-month pregnant wife , Paula.

Police are certain that Jack Reeves murdered two of his wives and strongly suspect that he killed a third one.

Suspected of murdering his wife , Krane got off on a technicality and is now obsessed with proving his innocence.

Sigismund was handed over to Chlodomer and murdered , together with his wife and children; their corpses were thrown down a well.

They assert that Edward Ziobron murdered his wife .

It was a cheap and easy way of murdering your wife , thought Henry.

Gilfoyle, 31, denies murdering his wife , Paula at their home in Wirral early last June.

woman

Shipman was convicted last year of murdering 15 women patients.

But then what had I-what had Gloria-expected of a man who has murdered at least six women ?

year

Read in studio Two men have denied murdering a twenty two year old man at a remote picnic spot.

Bonin was convicted of the 10 Los Angeles murders that year , of the four in Orange County a year later.

More than 200 have been murdered on duty this year .

■ VERB

accuse

Sendero Luminoso has been accused of murdering some 90 majors in the emergency zones since 1982.

Brien, 15, who is accused of murdering a neighbor, was an unaggressive, but typical teen-ager.

On July 11, 1964, the two Klansmen who were accused of murdering Lemuel Penn were acquitted.

Story: A small-town family deals with catastrophe when the son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.

believe

Detectives believe the pair were murdered when a drugs deal which Mr Pettitt was involved in went tragically wrong.

Two months after his death, they want a full investigation ... they believe he was murdered .

He really did believe that murdering people could be justified just because you didn't like them.

He believed Everett had been murdered for the same reason Cunningham did.

They believed she had been murdered by the Grantley Ripper although as yet no body had turned up.

convict

He was convicted in January of murdering 15 patients.

Shipman was convicted last year of murdering 15 women patients.

deny

They also deny attempting to murder two other officers - Mark Whitehouse and Susan Larkin - later that night.

The 24 year old denies murdering his girlfriend's cousin Ian Barnes last August.

He's denied murdering Elizabeth Howe, but has admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Robert Williams, 29, denies murdering Phillip West, 28.

Gilfoyle, 31, denies murdering his wife, Paula at their home in Wirral early last June.

Read in studio Two men have denied murdering a twenty two year old man at a remote picnic spot.

Her husband Jonathan Probyn denies murdering his wife.

find

Go and see this woman who's just been found not guilty of murdering her transvestite husband.

Twenty-five years ago, it seems, in a patch of woods outside Philadelphia, a little boy was found murdered .

I want to devote all my time to finding out who murdered Sandy.

After performing mass one day, Thomas was found murdered in the cathedral.

Sakamoto, a Tokyo lawyer who was investigating the cult, was found murdered , together with his wife and child.

plead

Gilfoyle, 31-year-old auxiliary nurse at a private hospital, has pleaded not guilty to murdering his eight-month pregnant wife, Paula.

Harris has pleaded not guilty to murder .

The youth pleaded guilty to murdering the girl.

Edward Browning, 36, a nightclub doorman, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Mrs Wilks.

rape

In 1984 at Enderby in Leicester two young girls were raped and murdered .

Thompson, 42, was convicted in 1983 of raping and murdering 20-year-old Ginger Fleischli in a Laguna Beach apartment.

Not to let me be raped or abused and murdered .

He was lynched in 1932 after he raped and murdered an eight-year-old girl.

In this film an 11-year-old girl has been brutally raped and murdered .

A 28-year-old handyman, Juan Chavez, has confessed to abducting, raping and murdering Jimmy Ryce.

On the present occasion he was convicted of attempting to rape and then murdering an 81-year-old widow.

suspect

Tom Berenger is an amnesia-suffering crash victim who suspects he has murdered some one in the stylish thriller Shattered.

The criminal Grimes is already suspected of murdering his apprentices, and no one will go fishing with him in his boat.

Gita hops it with little Chinchilla, Sanjay is suspected of murdering them.

torture

John Wayne Gacy, who tortured and murdered dozens of young men, was engaged when his execution date arrived.

Throughout the country, Mugabe supporters have beaten, tortured and murdered opposition members.

try

One time he tried to murder Richard Baxter in the churchyard.

She had to marry him because Fa-ther tried to murder her before she was born.

I had decided I would try to murder Esmerelda before she and her parents even arrived for their holiday.

They were trying to murder that man.

She certainly did not look desperate or mad enough to have tried to murder her master.

He tried to murder me, sir!

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a gangland killing/murder/shooting etc

first-degree murder

Broadus and Lee face 25 years to life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy charges.

How her conviction for first-degree murder affects her exposure to lesser murder charges is a matter for debate.

If convicted of first-degree murder Mr Markovic would face at least 10 years in prison.

Instead of being convicted of first-degree murder, Mitchell got six years for voluntary manslaughter.

She was charged with first-degree murder.

So the only issue before me is actual innocence of first-degree murder.

The prosecutor announced that if she died, he would charge Leyland with first-degree murder.

murder in the first degree

scream/yell bloody murder

People were screaming bloody murder about the ridiculous prices.

We were both in a position to scream bloody murder.

second-degree murder/assault/burglary etc

A 16-year-old black youth, Lemrick Nelson, was later charged with second-degree murder in relation to the stabbing.

After psychiatric evaluations found that he was competent to stand trial, Harwood pleaded guilty July 16 to second-degree murder.

Bach, 13, was arrested late last month and charged with second-degree murder.

Davis was arrested weeks later and convicted of second-degree assault.

He faces a count of second-degree murder in the Nov. 10 shooting death of Brad Hansen, also 13.

However, the degree of severity of the indictment, which could range from negligent homicide to second-degree murder, remains unclear.

Kravitz reduced the charge to second-degree murder.

Last week, she won her freedom after agreeing not to contest charges of second-degree murder.

sectarian violence/conflict/murder etc

Church leaders hold crisis talks on wave of sectarian murders - see page 6.

Military governance has not ended sectarian violence or brought a return of foreign investment.

Nevertheless, the moves towards positive change are being frustrated both by threats from right-wing activists, and by sectarian conflicts.

Southern states, usually less prone to sectarian violence, were also hit, with many deaths reported from Karnataka and Kerala.

The sectarian violence of Northern Ireland is a different matter altogether.

The ferry was packed with refugees fleeing sectarian violence in the Moluccas.

They may reduce the risk of attack, but they can not prevent random sectarian murders.

Tyrone on Aug. 5 and in Lisburn on Aug. 24, were also believed to be victims of the sectarian violence.

serial killings/murders etc

But the news of serial killings last year led to near mass hysteria.

They're the devil, these serial murders.

What about fingerprints, copycat crimes and serial murders?

third-degree murder/burglary/assault etc

Butch finally pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and was sentenced to 10 to 20 years.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

On his order, a million people were brutally murdered.

One of the country's top judges has been murdered by the Mafia.

the murdered man

The girl had been raped and murdered.

The opening act murdered "Love is All Around."

Wilson is accused of murdering his daughter and her boyfriend.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Read in studio An inquest has opened on a young girl, who it's alleged was murdered by her father.

She was murdered before she could call for help.

The confessor was murdered and Dymphna was beheaded for reftising to return home.

The latent thought is the notion that Gloucester may be plotting to murder him - an idea too horrifying to contemplate.

The next morning, another black who was allegedly part of the ambush party was brought to the same spot and murdered.

Your husband, Lady Isabella, had secrets - that is why he was murdered.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.