61 constructed a makeshift electric chair and tried to kill his wife using it,
Castle asked his wife of eighteen years into the garage to have a chat about the divorce she had told him she wanted.
Once she was seated in the chair he tried to knock her out with a piece of tubing similar to a cosh before switching on a plug which was to pass current through electric cable to the metal frame of the chair. His intention to electrocute her.
She managed to wriggle free and ran out of their garage screaming.
Castle was arrested for the crime after first trying to electrocute himself, and then slashing his wrists.
Yesterday he started a ten year prison sentence for attempted murder.
Neighbours in this quiet road were astonished by the event, since the couple had been seen on numerous occasions going for a stroll together.
It seems Mrs. Castle had endured years of dominance and bullying from her husband and finally after having had enough she wanted a divorce.
I aimagine she will have no problem getting one now after her husband's action.