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bail
A sum of money which a person who has been accused of a crime pays to a law court so that he / she can be released until his / her trial.
indict
If a law court or a grand jury indicts someone, it accuses them officially of a crime.
verdict
An opinion or decision made after judging the facts that are given, normally at the end of a trial.
convict
Someone who is in prison because they are guilty of a crime.
sentence
A punishment given by a judge in court to a person or organization after they have been found guilty of doing something wrong.
execution
When someone is killed as a legal punishment.
parole
When a prisoner is released before his / her period in prison is finished, with an agreement of well-behavior.
confess
To admit that you have done something wrong or something that you feel guilty or bad about.
plead guilty
When someone charged with a crime pleads guilty or not guilty in a court of law, he / she officially states that he / she is guilty or not guilty of the crime.
protest
A strong complaint expressing disagreement, disapproval or opposition.
demonstration
A demonstration is a march or gathering which people take part in to show their opposition to something or their support for something.
injured
To get hurt or physically harmed.
wounded
A wound is damage to part of your body, especially a cut or a hole in your flesh, which is caused by a gun, knife, or other weapon.
innocent
If someone is innocent, they did not commit a crime that they have been accused of.
ongoing
A situation that has been happening for quite a long time and seems likely to continue for some time in the future.
investigation
An official attempt to find out the truth about or the causes of something such as a crime, accident, or scientific problem.
ransom
A ransom is the money that has to be paid to someone so that they will set free a person they have kidnapped.
bomb squad
A group of people whose job is to examine and remove bombs that are found, and to prevent them from exploding.
slay
To kill in a violent way.
rapist
A person who commits rape.
drug dealing
Drug: An illegal substance such as marijuana or cocaine, which some people take in order to feel happy, relaxed, or excited.Dealings: The business activities or relationships that someone is involved in.
interrogate
To ask someone a lot of questions for a long time in order to obtain information, sometimes using threats or violence.
foul
play-Foul play is either criminal violence or activity that results in a person's death or unfair or dishonest behavior, especially during a sports game.
morgue
A building or a room where dead bodies are prepared and kept before a funeral.
autopsy
A medical examination of a dead body to discover the exact cause of death.
coroner
An official who examines the causes of someone's death, usually if the death was violent or sudden.
speculate
To guess possible answers to a question when you do not have enough information to be certain.
manhunt
Manhunt means an organized search by a lot of people for a criminal or a prisoner who has escaped.
sharpshooter
The people who are skilled at firing a gun and accurately hitting what they are aiming at.
arrest
If the police arrest someone, they take them away to ask them about a crime which they might have committed.
custody
The state of being kept in prison, especially while waiting to go to court for trial.