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ritual murder

n.
The murder of a person as part of a ritual, such as a human sacrifice to a deity.
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By so doing, Zeman was renewing a peculiar tradition of his office that started with the founding president Thomas Masaryk, a philosophy professor who first became a public figure in Austro-Hungarian days by powerfully defending Leopold Hilsner, a Jewish tramp tried and convicted of the ritual murder of a girl in 1899.
Marina Molodtsova, a senior investigator for a special ministerial committee on the 1918 slaying of Nicholas II of Russia, said at a Moscow conference that her committee will conduct "a psycho-historical examination" to find out whether the execution of the royal family was a ritual murder, Ria Novosti reported.
Amadi Okereafor, the chief priest of Umuohoko community in Imo State revealed that this practices constituted ritual murder in Igbo tradition, and anyone found guilty were automatically banished from the community (The Sun 2013).
These cases included ritual murder allegations, criminal trials with Jewish defendants, and numerous libel suits involving both anti-Semitic agitators and those who opposed them.
A few hundred years later, after Abraham's land of promise is settled by his descendants, Jephthah the judge is fully prepared to thwart his own future with the ritual murder of his only daughter.
Petersburg, Russia, in 1913, when Mendel Beilis, infamously accused of ritual murder, was eventually acquitted of the charges.
KATMANDU (CyHAN)- At least eleven peopled have reportedly been arrested in southwestern Nepal in a suspected case of ritual murder.
I was speaking about Druids and their sacrificial practices, involving the ritual murder of human victims, often with horrific savagery and a startling knowledge of human anatomy that allowed them to keep unfortunate victims suspended between life and death for a considerable time.
The story of three teenagers charged with the ritual murder of three eight-year-old boys in 1993 led to the absorbing Paradise Lost documentaries, which shone a supremely disturbing light on Bible Belt justice.
Were they really elite groups who engaged in obscene orgies, devil worship, and the ritual murder of servants?
Researchers made a possibility that the woman was killed as a part of some ritual murder since she was on the verge of death.