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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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Maudsley committed his first murder in 1973 when he garrotted labourer John Farrell.
The boy was garrotted by thugs in a terrifying incident near his home.
Robert Glazzard, 28, was thought to have drowned but a post mortem has revealed throat injuries consistent with being garrotted.
A TEENAGE biker was almost garrotted by an invisible wire strung across the road.
His local MP Desmond Swayne called the judgment "madness" and added: "If it was my children, I would have garrotted him with his own intestines.
If union negotiators said you can have a modest pay increase in return for a week of your holidays, they would get garrotted.
He told Aberdeen Sheriff Court: "Swanson said 'I garrotted her and have buried her.
He injected the cat with bleach, tortured the mouse and garrotted the dog, drowned it and set it on fire before burying it.
And his mum Catherine, 49, of Kirkcaldy, Fife, said: "My son was garrotted and nobody wants the truth to come out.