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Lancashire Man Andrew Castle Tried To Kill Wife With Electric Armchair

by | 7th, July 2011

ANDREW Castle is starting a 10-year-jail term for trying to murder his wife, Margaret, with a home-made electric chair at their home in Holmefield Road, Knott End-On-Sea, Lancashire, on March 5, 2011.

Preston Crown Court heard that Castle, 61, took his divorce-seeking wife to the garage, where the device was ready. He told her to sit in the chair – a metal-framed armchair hook dupe to the mains. When she tried to get up he hit over over the head with a rubber cosh. But she fended him off with a step ladder and escaped. She called police.

Castle was found in the garden with his wrists cut. He used an electric kitchen knife.

This case is notable for two tensions:

1. It features novelty uses for everday household items.
2. A web search for Andrew Castle not longer guarantees bringing up the face and profile of the BBC’s tennis pundit. And for that we are grateful…



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