mayhem mayhem  /ˈmeɪ ˌhɛm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person
  2. (n) violent and needless disturbance

Usage(s):

  1. The rioter was found guilty of one felony count of mayhem and several misdemeanor counts.
  2. Witnesses described the bombing as a scene of carnage and mayhem, with dead and wounded scattered among debris and body parts across the square.

News

  1. Feds: Bulger at center of murder, mayhem in Boston

    BOSTON (AP) — Reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was a "hands-on killer" responsible for "murder and mayhem" in Boston for almost 30 years, a federal prosecutor told a jury Wednesday as Bulger's highly anticipated racketeering trial began.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Whitey Bulger behind 'murder and mayhem,' prosecutor tells jury

    A federal prosecutor has told a Boston jury that James 'Whitey' Bulger was at the center of murder and mayhem in Boston for decades.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Feds: Whitey Bulger at center of ‘murder and mayhem’ in Boston for decades

    South Boston mob boss James J. “Whitey” Bulger was at the center of “murder and mayhem” for nearly three decades, killing 19 people in the 1970s and 1980s, extorting millions from drug dealers and other criminals, and corrupting police and FBI agents, prosecutors said today as the gangster’s trial got under way 18 years after his indictment.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. Mr Kelly said it was "the intent of whoever did this to cause mayhem, create casualties".
    on May 1, 2010 By: Raymond Kelly Source: Herald Sun

  2. "They came here because they saw this as a weekend of mayhem and they came here to commit criminal acts," said Blair.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Bill Blair Source: The Associated Press

  3. "I can't second guess what Manchester City are going to do," said Allardyce. "Whatever happens between now and next week, as time goes on in this usual transfer window of mayhem, we will wait and see." "You never say never about...
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: Sam Allardyce Source: ESPN

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