a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
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Jack the Ripper
an unidentified English murderer in the 19th century
John Wilkes Booth
United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)
Lee Harvey Oswald
United States assassin of President John F. Kennedy (1939-1963)
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assassin, assassinator, bravo
a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
a brutal indiscriminate murderer
someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat
a person who murders their brother or sister
gun, gun for hire, gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, hit man, hitman, shooter, torpedo, triggerman
a professional killer who uses a gun
hatchet man, iceman
a professional killer
a person who murders an infant
a person who is responsible for the deaths of many victims in a single incident
a woman murderer
someone who kills his or her parent
a murderer who slashes the victims with a knife
serial killer, serial murderer
someone who murders more than three victims one at a time in a relatively short interval
a person who murders their mother
a person who murders their father
a serial killer whose murders occur within a brief period of time
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw
someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
someone who causes the death of a person or animal
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