garroting


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garroting

Forensic medicine
The use of a garrote for judicial strangulation as a technique of capital punishment, which was been banned in the 1970s.

Forensic pathology
The use of a ligature (e.g., cord, wire, etc.) to achieve strangulation of a person from behind, classically with a stick or other elongated structure that is twisted to tighten the ligature.
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RSPCA spokeswoman Ann Grain said: "It is clear the bird had been deliberately hung rather than it becoming entangled in twine and garroting itself.
He was jailed in 1974 for garroting an uncle and then knifed to death three fellow inmates.