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misdemeanor murder
 n.— «In some neighborhoods, people refer to “misdemeanor murders,” or “60-day murders,” the length of time suspects can be held without charges.» —“In New Orleans, Dysfunction Fuels Cycle of Killing” by Adam Nossiter, Christopher Drew in New Orleans, Louisiana New York Times Feb. 5, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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