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Old 10-28-04, 12:35 PM
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Husband: I Threw Live Wire In Wife's Bathtub To Save Marriage

http://www.nbc4.tv/news/3866450/deta...210282004&ts=H

POSTED: 7:59 am EDT October 28, 2004

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- He said he was only trying to scare her.

That's William Dahlby's version of why he threw a live electrical wire into his wife's bath. He said he hoped a near-death experience would save their marriage.

Dahlby said he didn't mean to hurt or kill his wife.

A jury in La Crosse didn't buy it. It found Dahlby guilty Wednesday of attempted first-degree murder.

He testified Tuesday that he hoped to scare his wife into realizing their marriage was worth saving.

Dahlby said the wire was hooked to a ground fault interrupter designed to cut the electricity when the cord sensed water. His wife was not hurt. She had testified that when her husband dropped the cord into the water she jumped out, but he tried to push her back in. She then escaped.

Prosecutors said Dahlby was trying to kill his wife to be with another woman with whom he'd admitted involvement.


I believe him.

Chris



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I'm sure this guy just saw the latest episode of Mythbusters.
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Some people are really disturbed!
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Re: Husband: I Threw Live Wire In Wife's Bathtub To Save Marriage

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She had testified that when her husband dropped the cord into the water she jumped out, but he tried to push her back in.
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No, really hon. This is for your own good! Now get back in that tub and electricute yourself!
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I can just hear him now.

"Really, I was trying to save our marriage. It would be so much better if my wife wasn't around."

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"You see, Your Honor, we wouldn't need to get a divorce if she was dead. I believe in the sanctity of marriage."
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I liked the hair dryer that pumped water when they didn't have the equipment set for the right current

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I'm sure this guy just saw the latest episode of Mythbusters.
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She had testified that when her husband dropped the cord into the water she jumped out, but he tried to push her back in.
Priceless.

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Well I bathed in Pepsi before, but that whole summer time only thing didn't leave me much time to throw live wire into the bath.
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You know, just because it didn't work for him doesn't mean that this idea has no merit.
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When this story first broke the Amish community here was pissed.

Not so much about the attempted murder as the method used.
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wow
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"We have to have sex to save the friendship?" Jerry Seinfeld.

"You have to die to save this marriage." This dude.
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electricity helps open pores and release dirt.
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just be glad he used a gfi...

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