The good news: criminals seem to have given up on the garrot. The bad news: now they use guns.
Boston Daily Globe December 7, 1872
Garroting Revived. -- About nine o'clock on Thursday night, as Mr. David Keezer, a provision dealer in Green street at Jamaica Plain, was returning home, he was set upon by two men on Greenough avenue, one of whom garroted him and attacked him with a club, cutting his head open, while the other robbed him of between $300 and $400. He was insensible for some time, but finally recovered sufficiently to crawl into his house, where he was attended by physicians. He is in an exceedingly weak and feeble condition to-day, not being able to leave his bed.