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Man Rigs Door Of Home As Part Of Plot To Kill His Pregnant Wife

A Florida man having marital troubles decided that the best way to deal with his estranged wife was to get rid of her. He allegedly carried out a sinister plot that involved rigging a door to electrocute the woman when she came home.

Thankfully his plot was thwarted, and the man has been arrested.

Michael Wilson of Palm Coast, Florida raised suspicion with some erratic behavior. Thankfully, his pregnant wife and her parents called police to check out her house after 32-year-old Wilson made some strange comments.

Police found the door was rigged to electrocute whoever touched it.

Wilson was committed to a mental hospital in late November, and he and his wife, 29-year-old Ashley Wilson, had been having trouble. He never came home after being released, and Ashley filed for divorce on December 6.

Before Christmas, Wilson called his wife to apologize for his behavior and hoped to reconcile. She was visiting her family in Knoxville, Tennessee, and invited him to come spend the holidays with them.

She rented him a hotel room and he arrived on December 21, but disappeared again just a couple of days later. Wilson began texting Ashley, accusing her of cheating on him.

She talked to him to attempt to get him to calm down. He told her that he was visiting his family in Ohio.

In their conversations, Wilson told Ashley that when she went home, she should 'make sure you use the front door because the garage door is not going to open', according to her report.

The father also urged his pregnant wife not to bring their daughter with her, because he didn't want the little girl getting hurt. He told her not to let the child touch the front door.

Ashley contacted her parents about the bizarre request, and her father became worried. He and his wife went to the house and found the word 'Hi' with two eyes drawn in lipstick on the sliding-glass door.

He called police to report the suspicious comments, and police went to check on the house.

Police noticed the front door looked as though it had scorch marks on it. An officer broke down the door with her foot, and there was a large spark that went off.

“Based on observations made by the deputies on scene, it was apparent that the suspect rigged electrical devices to the top door lock and lower door handle in an attempt to electrocute and cause serious bodily injury or even death to whomever attempted to unlock and open the front door of the residence,” said the officer.

The booby trap was elaborately built with chairs, tape, a shower rod, electrical cords, wire from a lamp in the home and a battery charge with clamps.

Wilson had also barricaded the garage door. Police began investigating and found he'd set his Facebook account status prematurely to 'widowed'.

The husband was arrested and he’s being held on $150,000 bond.

“This is one of the most bizarre domestic violence cases I have seen in my career,” Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said in a press conference.

“Not only did this man plan to electrocute his wife, but he could have injured a deputy or any person attempting to enter this residence. Thankfully this man was found and taken into custody before he could cause the harm he intended.”

Source: Fox News
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