mass murder

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mass murderer

a. A person who kills several or numerous victims in a single incident.
b. A serial killer.
2. A person, especially a political or military leader, who is responsible for the deaths of many individuals.

mass murder n.
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Noun1.mass murder - the savage and excessive killing of many peoplemass murder - the savage and excessive killing of many people
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, battue - indiscriminate slaughter; "a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered"; "ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name"; "the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder"; "a huge prison battue was ordered"
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Mass murders involving firearms understandably capture public and political attention, overshadowing other types of murder that occur more frequently.
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Damascus, SANA -- Foreign and Expatriates Ministry categorically denied the US administration's accusations that the Syrian government is using a crematory to hide mass murders at Sednaya prison.
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Burbank, CA, January 20, 2016 --( Author Ron Irwin has this day released his twelfth book entitled "Mass Murder in America." The book presents a detailed rendition of thirty of the deadliest mass murders in American history from 'The Walk of Death' in Camden, New Jersey in 1949 to the still simmering carnage at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California in 2015.
The suspect says he was assigned to a part of the camp not involved in the mass murders.
When the mass murders took place, Archie was only 20 years old while Jan Michael was 18 years old.
These 'leaders' were responsible for mass murders in their respective countries yet, according to Mbeki and Mamdani, because they had 'political constituencies', they would not be held to account.
OF course over 100,000 signatures can be raised for a petition to re-open the enquiry into the mass murders that took place in Birmingham in 1974.
Lammers also allegedly told police "he had a lot in common" with people who had recently committed mass murders, according to a probable-cause statement obtained by KY3.