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#148081 - 07/01/03 09:09 PM GFCI Prevents Murder--Results in 18 Yr. Prison Term
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A man who tried to electrocute his girlfriend by throwing a radio and a hair dryer into a bubble bath he drew for her was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

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The 43-year-old woman was saved by the government-mandated circuit-breaker that cut power to the appliances when they hit the water, prosecutors said.

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http://www4.fosters.com/News2003/July2003/July_01/News/reg_nh0701g.asp

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#148082 - 07/04/03 06:43 PM Re: GFCI Prevents Murder--Results in 18 Yr. Prison Term
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ThinkGood,
Now THAT is a surpise and a half!.
I don't suppose that guy will be trying that trick again anytime soon.
Just goes to show why we
install GFCI's, eh?.
That's the BEST story I've read in a while,
thanks for that one!.
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#148083 - 07/19/03 03:21 AM Re: GFCI Prevents Murder--Results in 18 Yr. Prison Term
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Just bought this one up again, as I feel the story is worth a read, to say the least!!!.
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