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dis·mem·ber

(dis-mem'bĕr),
1. To amputate an arm or leg.
2. To divide the body (corpus) into parts.

dis·mem·ber

(dis-mem'bĕr)
To amputate an arm or leg.

dismember

(dĭs-mĕm′bĕr)
To remove an extremity or a portion of it.
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Marshall, of Borehamwood, Herts, admitted two counts of perverting the course of justice by giving false information about Mr Howe in a missing person investigation, and by dismembering his body and disposing of the parts in different places.
In papers explaining why charges were not immediately filed against Huster, Halpin wrote that the suspect admitted to dismembering the man's body.
EL SEGUNDO - The gradual dismembering of the Lakers' championship roster will continue today, as Derek Fisher undergoes foot surgery that probably will wipe out his season.
A killer who strangled and battered a teenage girl before dismembering her body in the bath and hiding it in his backyard was jailed for life yesterday.
A KILLER who confessed to strangling and dismembering a gay trainee rabbi should not be convicted of murder, a jury was told yesterday.
The first episode is scheduled to include a stroll down memory lane with a rapist, a murderous male prostitute and a killer who admits to dismembering and cooking his victim.
Shah and his cousins, Akbar and Asghar Shah, now 18, from East Bowling, Bradford, deny perverting the course of justice by burning, dismembering and disposing of the body.
Prof Jack Crane said the most likely form of death was by asphyxiation but the dismembering of her body and its decomposition, during the eight weeks it took to find it after she disappeared in May 1998, made it difficult to reach a conclusive decision.
VENTURA - Rejecting a request for leniency, a judge Friday sentenced a 38-year-old mother of six to 52 years to life in prison for murdering her husband, then dismembering and burning his body.
Jurors deciding the murder case of Gladis Soto, who has confessed to fatally shooting her husband, then dismembering and burning his body, will be able to see gruesome evidence of the killing, a judge ruled Tuesday.
The trial for a mother of five accused of fatally shooting her husband, dismembering his body and setting it on fire is scheduled to begin Monday with a motion to determine whether gruesome autopsy photos may be shown to the jury.
A mother of five who is accused of killing her husband and dismembering his body has been charged with stealing more than $47,000 in government benefits in one of Ventura County's largest welfare fraud cases.