10-29-2004, 08:13 AM #1Former Member
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Man says tossing electrical wire into wife's bath was "a stupid idea"
In what he called "a stupid idea" intended to keep his wife from leaving him, William Dahlby said in court Tuesday that he threw a live electrical wire into his wife's bath the evening of May 9.
Dahlby said he was only trying to scare his wife with the wire he hid under a towel before his wife's bath. "At no time did I ever intend to kill or hurt my wife," he said. "I don't even know if that was possible."
The La Crosse man, who is on trial for attempted first-degree intentional homicide and intimidation of a victim, took the stand to challenge the state's assertions that he was trying to kill his wife to start a new life with another woman.