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ek suh kyooh shuh ner

  • n  an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant

  • A merciless executioner during the revolution's early days, he later enforced cruel purges and crackdowns.
  • A report spread through Pennsylvania last week that Robert Elliott, official executioner for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts, had collapsed and resigned his .
  • Not merry, the life of an executioner is often profitable.
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  • Whitey Bulger lawyers seek to delay trial
    Gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's defense team is seeking to postpone Wednesday's scheduled opening statements until the court gets to the bottom of whether convicted hitman and government star witness John "The Executioner" Martorano has lapsed back into a life of crime. "Evidence that John Martorano is being protected by law enforcement in exchange for his testimony is critical to the defense ...
    June 10, 2013 - Boston Herald

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