capital case

Definition of "capital case"
  1. A murder trial where the possibility of the death penalty for the accused could be an outcome if the jury finds certain conditions, known as special circumstances, to be true
How to use "capital case" in a sentence
  1. In a capital case, the defense team put forward a compelling argument against the death penalty.
  2. The prosecution is pressing for a capital case due to the severity of the crime.
  3. Because of the nature of the crime, the judge decided to treat it as a capital case.

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