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Florida Man Acquitted of Attempted Murder by Electrocution

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    Florida Man Accused of Rigging Door to Electrocute Pregnant Wife

    Officials said 32-year-old Michael Scott Wilson rigged the front door of a Palm Coast, Florida, home in an attempt to electrocute his pregnant, estranged wife and stole a firearm from the woman's father. He was arrested Thursday in Knoxville, Tennessee, and charged with attempted aggravated battery on a pregnant woman and grand theft of a firearm, officials said. (Published Friday, Dec. 29, 2017)

    A jury has acquitted a Florida man of attempted murder in what investigators called a plot to electrocute his estranged wife by rigging their front door with wires.

    The Daytona Beach News Journal reported Saturday that jury did convict 33-year-old Michael Wilson of stealing a gun from the home and of misdemeanor attempted battery against Ashley Wilson, who was pregnant at the time.

    Prosecutors said the December 2017 scheme involved rigging a makeshift electrical conduit at their home. Ashley Wilson never touched the door and became suspicious when he told her not to let their daughter near it.

    Michael Wilson testified he set up the trap because video surveillance cameras were missing. He faces up to six years in prison when sentenced in August.

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