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strangle

A code word used normally by ground controllers meaning, “Switch off the [equipment indicated],” as in strangle canary, meaning “Switch off the IFF (identification friend or foe).”
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Similarly, Vienna strangler Jack Unterweger chose to view himself as smarter than those trying to capture him.
Police are considering the theory that the strangler drugged his victims before killing them.
It was around this time that the Stranglers paid a visit to mid Wales.
When the Hillside Strangler raped, tortured and strangled 10 young women and dumped their bodies in the hillsides surrounding Hollywood and Glendale in the late 1970s, Carrier was called to five of the crime scenes.
Westwater also strangled to death fellow patient Derek Williams at Ashworth Hospital in Liverpool using his dressing gown chord after becoming convinced his 30-year-old victim had turned him into a dog - the incident which led to him being called the Black Dog Strangler.
But after watching the Boston Strangler - starring Tony Curtis - JJ and Hugh Cornwell, who left the group in 1990, decided on the permanent name.
Smuggling: Strangler Billy Stewart' Drugs racket: Saughton prison
THE sister of strangler Billy Stewart's victim was horrified to discover that her brother's killer is the kingpin of a prison drug smuggling ring.
US cops had not heard a peep from the so-called BTK Strangler since he murdered seven people in a Kansas town in the 1970s.
While soul legend Al Green packed out Symphony Hall in Birmingham, the artist formerly known as a Strangler, Hugh Cornwell, was enjoying a more intimate evening 50 miles away.