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74-year-old man tries to kill his wife by shocking her wet armpits with live wire

By Mason White 5:39 PM April 6, 2017
Sparks (illustration)
Sparks (illustration)
By: Mason White

An elderly man tried to get rid of his wife by killing her with an electric shock and making it look like an accident, according to police in Austria.

Steyr police said that they have arrested the 74-year-old man, who was not identified, after using live wire to shock the wet armpits of his 64-year-old wife.

The man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder. In court, the man denied the allegations, saying that he shocked his wife by accident.

According to the police investigation, the husband went into the bathroom after his wife took a shower.

While she was standing naked at a mirror, the husband approached her from behind and used the live wire to shock her wet armpits.

The woman suffered burns, and went to a doctor for treatment.

Several weeks later, the husband repeated the attack. The woman suffered burns, but she refused to tell anyone about the attempted murder.

One day, police got a tip that the man was trying to kill his wife by electrocution and is trying to cover up the crime as an accident.

After the husband was arrested, the woman filed for divorce.