hanging

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hanging

the putting of a person to death by suspending the body by the neck from a noose. Now abolished in the UK.

HANGING, punishment. Death by the halter, or the suspending of a criminal, condemned to suffer death, by the neck, until life is extinct. A mode of capital punishment.

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There is no discipline in this country any more - if these thugs knew they would hang for murder they might actually think twice about taking an innocent life.
Whodunit is no mystery, here: The story turns on the fate of the elderly Catholic recluse who admitted shooting a Protestant neighbor to death in 1852: Will he hang for murder, or did he act in self-defense?
Crow Dog was arrested and tried by a federal territorial court and sentenced to hang for murder.