smothering


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smothering

death by asphyxiation. Occurs where poultry are carelessly herded into a corner where they cannot escape and where they are piled four or five birds deep; they will die of asphyxia very quickly. See also crowding.
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So this is a case of burking which means of homicide by smothering with traumatic asphyxia.
Kemkes investigated if 19th century infant deaths attributed to smothering or overlaying shared the same characteristics as known SIDS cases.
Although she clearly has learning disabilities and is of low intellect, she has been found to be responsible for smothering her two children.
Smothered in lavender-blue flowers throughout the summer, this 30cm hardy geranium with a 60cm spread creates a dense mat of foliage, which is ideal for smothering weeds in the border.
Post-mortem examinations showed the children died of asphyxiation induced by smothering, a Hampshire Police spokeswoman said.
Dr Cary then turned to Huntley's story of smothering Jessica by mistake.
A death certificate obtained from the Calaveras County Clerk/Recorder's Office by The Record of Stockton last week reported that Muscatel died of asphyxia by smothering.
A CORONER had to change a verdict on a baby who apparently died of cot death 20 years ago because her aunt admitted smothering him.
THE mother accused of smothering her two infant sons yesterday visited the homes where she is alleged to have murdered them.
These Caulerpa taxifolia represent the same aggressive weed, an aquarium-derived mutant, that is smothering life along the Mediterranean seafloor.
In smothering it is common,' Professor Meadow said.
Jurors were told Scott confessed to police she no longer wanted to care for her son and admitted smothering him.