Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Electrician's attempt to electrocute wife in shower fails

A 60-year-old man who works as an electrician is facing numerous charges after allegedly trying to electrocute his wife and then leading police on a high-speed chase in his car.

Police say that the victim was taking a shower Sunday morning when she received several electric shocks while adjusting the taps. When she called her husband into the bathroom, he told her it was a build-up of static electricity. The woman found the drywall missing in the master bedroom, which adjoins the bathroom. An extension cord with open wires ran to the plumbing. Police did not lay attempted murder charges because while they determined it was dangerous, the woman would not have died from the incident.

When she confronted her husband early at about 12:15 a.m. Monday, he attacked her and choked her almost to unconsciousness, police say. The man then left the house and drove off. His wife called police.

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