Yes, human life is the most sacred thing and taking other people's lives is a heinous act.
Who were the planners and perpetrators of this cowardly and heinous crime?
What heinous sin had these women committed to be singled out for divine retribution?
Such sentiments have been fed by lurid newspaper stories of heinous crimes committed by non-Japanese.
Let's say you commit the heinous sin of dropping a cigarette end in the street in York.
He might end up in prison, but, however long his sentence and however heinous his crime, his citizenship was secure.
In this and other cases, it was an absolutist sense of superiority that allowed such heinous acts.
But to plan somebody's murder is a particularly heinous crime and I think few people would do that.
Well some incredibly good things have come about because of it, but some heinous atrocities were carried out in its name.
And he committed his heinous crime right here, down this very country lane.