Capital murder – within the meaning of the Criminal Law, this term defines a very serious homicide to be charged with death penalty (also called “capital punishment”) by the court. These are murders with extraordinary cruelty, or repeated murders (i.e. recidivism). Death penalty is forbidden in many developed countries already, as considered to be non-humanism punishment, and explained with the point that in case of wrong conviction, such punishment cannot be reversed. The origin of the term is the word “capital”, which literally means “main”, “most important”.