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i lek truh kyooh shuhn

  • n  execution by electricity
  • n  killing by electric shock

  • In addition to saving Tarver and others facing electrocution, anti-death penalty activists had been hoping that if the Court agreed that electrocution is indeed cruel and unusual .
  • Some 400 youths clash with police in Clichy-sous-Bois, a suburb north of Paris, in a riot sparked by the accidental deaths by electrocution of two teens rumored to be fleeing .
  • Dogs that lost were allegedly put down by strangulation, hanging or electrocution.
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  • Construction worker from Joplin electrocuted on work site in Fayetteville, Ark.
    Authorities say the electrocution happened Sunday at the Vue Apartments work site in Fayetteville. According to police, 44,-year-old Jess Wilson of Joplin, Mo., was suspended about 25 feet in the air while installing siding. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a construction worker in Fayetteville was killed when his truck came in contact with a power line.
    June 10, 2013 - KSPR Springfield

  • John M. Gerrard in Forbes
    Our constitutional responsibility to decide whether electrocution is lawful requires us to consider whether any convicted person should be electrocuted before that question is answered,Gerrard wrote.
  • Antonin Scalia in Reuters
    We have approved electrocution. We have approved death by firing squad. I expect both of those have more possibilities of painful death than the protocol here,Scalia said.

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