And they would know they were garroting a man, and not a weakling!
A "barbarous" whipping of the bare back was resorted to, and garroting subsided.
Mackenzie writhed and struggled, groping on the floor for something to strike Carlson with and break his garroting grip.
To the question about having assisted in garroting Squire Brooks, he first said, I didnt do it.
In Boston garroting was common, and was only checked by Judge Russell sentencing all such subjects to the full extent of the law.