Burking

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burke
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Burking

Burking is a form of murder involving killing the victim by pressure or other modes of suffocation so as to leave no mark of violence on the body. It was first known to be used by William Burke who was executed in 1829 after being detected and tried at Edinburgh, for the murder of numerous individuals. The vigilance with which the burying-grounds t...
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