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Saturday, 30 December 2017

PICTURED: How Florida man 'rigged a door to electrocute his pregnant wife then changed his Facebook status to "widowed" before he carried out his failed plot'

  • Michael Scott Wilson, 32, is charged with attempted aggravated battery on a pregnant woman and grand theft of a firearm
  • He allegedly rigged the front door of his estranged pregnant wife's home so that she would be electrocuted
  • Wilson apparently put electrical devices to the top door lock and lower door handle so it would electrocute whoever tried to unlock it 
  • The woman's father called deputies after Wilson made suspicious statements about keeping children away from the door
  • Wilson had changed his Facebook relationship status to 'widowed' 

  • Florida man is accused of rigging the front door of a home in an attempt to electrocute his estranged pregnant wife.
    'This is one of the most bizarre domestic violence cases I have seen in my career,' said Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly. 
    '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.' 
    Michael Scott Wilson, 32, was arrested Thursday in Knoxville, Tennessee, and charged with attempted aggravated battery on a pregnant woman and grand theft of a firearm.
    Police believe that he rigged electrical devices to the top door lock and lower door handle so it would electrocute whoever tried to unlock and open the front door. 
    The rigging consisted of two chairs, a child’s high chair, blue tape, a shower-type rod, electrical cords, wiring and a car battery charger with clamps, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal.
    It could have caused serious bodily injury or even death.

    Michael Scott Wilson, 32, is charged with attempted aggravated battery on a pregnant woman and grand theft of a firearm
    Michael Scott Wilson, 32, is charged with attempted aggravated battery on a pregnant woman and grand theft of a firearm

    Police believe that he rigged electrical devices to the top door lock and lower door handle so it would electrocute whoever tried to unlock and open the front door
    Police believe that he rigged electrical devices to the top door lock and lower door handle so it would electrocute whoever tried to unlock and open the front door

    He allegedly rigged the front door of his estranged pregnant wife's home so that she would be electrocuted
    He allegedly rigged the front door of his estranged pregnant wife's home so that she would be electrocuted

    Wilson had also stolen a firearm belonging to his wife’s father from the house.
    He's being held on a $150,000 bond and will be extradited to Florida. It's unclear if he has an attorney.
    The woman's father called deputies after Wilson made suspicious statements about keeping children away from the door.
    Deputies found the front door barricaded, with burn marks. When a deputy kicked the door, a large spark was observed.
    Wilson had changed his Facebook relationship status to 'widowed'.
    Deputies also found pictures of a sonogram on the kitchen table, sticky-note love letters in the bedroom with a photo album showing Wilson and his wife together, and the wife’s recently-installed smart cameras dumped in the toilet.
    He was involuntarily hospitalized for mental evaluation in late November. 

    The woman's father called deputies after Wilson made suspicious statements about keeping children away from the door
    The woman's father called deputies after Wilson made suspicious statements about keeping children away from the door
    He contacted authorities, and when they responded to 110 White Hall Drive on Tuesday, they found the front door was barricaded and locked. Burn marks were seen near the door’s handle. A kick to the door sent off a large spark.
    On the other side was an elaborate rigging consisting of two chairs, a child’s high chair, blue tape, a shower-type rod, electrical cords, wiring — some of which was cut from a bedroom salt rock lamp — and a car battery charger with clamps.
    Steven Bray, a journeyman lineman from from Florida Power & Light, was shown several photographs of what deputies described as the “booby trap” and he said that a person who touched the door lock and handle at the same time would receive a jolt of some 120 volts and 1 amp, enough power that the person had an 80 to 100 percent chance of “suffering death or great bodily harm,” according to the affidavit.
    Wilson is charged with two counts of attempted aggravated battery on a pregnant person and one count of grand theft of a firearm.
    “This is one of the most bizarre domestic violence cases I have seen in my career,” Sheriff Rick Staley said in a statement. “Not only did this man try 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.”
    In addition to the electric rigging, deputies found a series of strange items within the house: pictures of a sonogram on the kitchen table, sticky-note love letters in the bedroom with a photo album showing Wilson and his wife together, and the wife’s recently-installed smart cameras dumped in the toilet.An interview with Wilson’s wife, whose name is redacted throughout the report, shed light on the scene. She said that a few months ago her husband fell but he refused to seek medical treatment.
    “Up until that point, (Wilson) seemed to be a normal person,” she told the detective.
    He was later hospitalized under Florida’s Baker Act — which allows for someone to be involuntarily taken into custody for mental evaluation — in late November. While he was absent she obtained a revolver from her stepfather, which she hid in a kitchen cabinet, and installed two smart cameras that sent video feeds to her phone.
    Wilson eventually apologized for his behavior and she asked him to join her in Knoxville where she was spending the holiday with her family and her children. He arrived there on Dec. 21. The next evening, however, he suddenly got up while they were watching television around midnight and left. In the morning she began to receive text messages from Wilson, who insisted that she was cheating on him.
    She said Wilson didn’t return until about 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24, some 40 hours later. In that time, she received an alert on her phone that the smart cameras in the Palm Coast home were disconnected. Wilson also made comments that made her believe that he had visited the home during his absence, including inquiring about the location of the firearm and cameras. He also advised her “to use the front door of the home because the garage door isn’t going to open.”She told her stepfather about the comments and he checked the home before she returned to Florida.
    Wilson was arrested on a warrant at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Knoxville. He was being held Friday on $150,000 bail and will be extradited to the Flagler County Detention Facility.
    A Facebook page belonging to Wilson shows him gripping two handguns, and he boasts that he “is the guy that your father warned you about.” It also lists him as “widowed.”

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