foul play


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foul play

A wrongful act—actus reus—performed by intent—mens rea.
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I'm not going soft, but I feel we have a very worrying situation regarding foul play in the Zurich Premiership.
Remember the Colin Charvis incident when he retaliated to foul play and was suspended for two games?
There's no evidence of foul play, no blood or sign of a struggle.
Smith said homicide detectives are routinely called when there is evidence of a slaying, or when doctors determine that a victim of foul play is not likely to survive.
While coroner's officials have not yet determined a cause of death, detectives suspected early on that Palmer had been the victim of foul play.
The disappearance of plaintiffs' DCFS files may be the result of foul play on the part of one or more county employees,'' the children's attorney, Linda Wallace Pate of Century City, wrote in the lawsuit.
Sheriff's investigators suspected foul play when Lazarevic disappeared because she left behind personal items and her daily heart medication.
Third, the law book has more than eight pages on foul play.
Police said on Sundy they did not suspect foul play in the death of an elderly man whose body was found in a field at Episkopi in Limassol late on Saturday.
Roger Glasgow, the brother of John Glasgow, whose remains were found Wednesday on Petit Jean Mountain, said during a news conference Thursday afternoon that he suspects foul play in his brother's death.
Referee Wayne Barnes issued Pape with a yellow card during the match but the disciplinary committee decided it was an act of foul play which merited a red card and "should be categorised at the top end of World Rugby's scale of scale of R seriousness".
No foul play' The ROP official said there was no evidence of foul play and the victim's body was handed over to his family on Friday.