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Old 05-03-2016, 01:21 PM
Jennshark Jennshark is offline
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Originally Posted by RickJay View Post
For that matter, in the movies, you can strangle a person to death in fifteen seconds. You grab them, they choke, flail for about ten seconds, and they're dead.

It takes a lot longer than that for a person to die of asphyxia or brain hypoxia. They can become unconscious very quickly - no more than 15 seconds if you can cut off the blood supply almost entirely - but you need to keep strangling them to kill them. If you just walk away after they fall unconscious, they'll wake up quite rapidly.
Is this also the general rule for suffocation by pillow? I'm not planning anything (at the moment).