Man Tries To Kill His Pregnant Wife With An Elaborate Electrical Trap

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In what Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly described as one of the most bizarre cases of domestic violence he has ever seen, a Florida man attempted to electrocute his pregnant wife with an elaborately set up booby trap at their front door.

32-year-old Michael Scott Wilson was attempting to kill his 29-year-old pregnant wife, Ashley Lauren Wilson by setting up an electrical booby trap attached to their front door. It was set up so that the moment Ashley would have put her key in the door and grabbed the handle, an electrical circuit would have been completed that would have sent a high voltage charge right through her heart.

Wilson may well have succeeded in killing his wife had he not made several stupid mistakes. First, he told his wife not to let the children touch the door. Ashley then told her step-father about this strange request made by her husband, and it immediately set off red flags.

Ashley and her step-father then went to have a closer look at the house, and they called police when they saw a message scrawled in lipstick across the back door. When investigators made their way to the house they found the front door had been barricaded, and there were burn marks around the handle.

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