Decapitation

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DECAPITATION, punishment. The punishment of putting a person to death by taking off his head.

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In locations where the decapitating flies were present, observations were interrupted as soon as one or more decapitating flies were confirmed.
Assessing host specificity and field release potential of fire ant decapitating flies (Phoridae: Pseudacteon), pp.
SAMARRA - Heavily-armed militants attacked the home of an anti-Qaeda militiaman north of Baghdad Sunday, killing and decapitating his wife and two sons and killing another person in a brutal pre-dawn assault.
A DRUNKEN maniac who tortured a lamb before decapitating it with an axe was jailed for six months yesterday.
A heavy jungle knife was used in decapitating Sobero.
Camacho and 24-year-old John Allen Rubio, her common-law husband, were accused of strangling and decapitating three-year-old Julissa Quezada, one-year-old John Esthefan Rubio and two-month-old Mary Jane Rubio in March 2003.
A POLITICAL protester was jailed for three months yesterday for decapitating a pounds 150,000 statue of Baroness Thatcher.
He said demonstrators were believed to have pulled the two bodies away before decapitating them.
German police yesterday said a 31-year-old Nuremberg woman had been arrested on suspicion of decapitating her infant son in his playpen with a kitchen knife in front of her two other children.
Then defence lawyer Peter Kyte accused him of having Susan killed, decapitating her and entombing her head in a lump of concrete at Peatfield's home to frame him.
Cary Stayner, a motel handyman, confessed recently to decapitating Armstrong and killing three tourists at Yosemite in February.