Court Frowns on Maker of Homemade Electric Chair

An old man named Andrew Castle was sentenced to 10 years in jail for admitting he tried to kill his wife with a homemade electric chair after she asked for a divorce. From the Guardian:

Officers who examined the garage found an electric cable running from a 13-amp plug with exposed wires. When switched on, the live and neutral wires which would have completed a circuit if touched together or put in contact with the chair.

Luckily Castle's wife escaped. But at least he was sort of creative? The takeaway here: If your angry spouse asks you to sit in a metal chair connected to exposed wires, run.

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