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garrotte

, garrote, garotte
1. a Spanish method of execution by strangulation or by breaking the neck
2. the device, usually an iron collar, used in such executions
3. Obsolete strangulation of one's victim while committing robbery
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A TAXI driver was beaten, partially garroted and left for dead by two thugs after asking for a pounds 2.
Tory MP Desmond Swayne called the judgment "madness" and added: "If it was my children, I would have garroted him with his own intestines.
The serial killer's victims were crucified, castrated, garroted, and, the pathologist gulped, "racked" with their ankles, knees, hips, shoulders dislocated.
Neil Macaskill said Swanson told him: "I garroted her and buried her.