Decapitation

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

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Goodwin later said the cops also asked him to decapitate his two-year-old dog named Big Boy so that they could send it for rabies testing.
PC Blakelock suffered something in excess of 40 stab-type injuries and there appears to have been an attempt made to decapitate him.
Dubai: A man was acquitted of the charge of threatening to decapitate his wife by a Dubai court Tuesday.
UNITED States agents have broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a murder spree in Tennessee.
Reports said that Derek used a knife to decapitate his mother and then dragged her body outside and kicked her head across the street.