Coroner: Electrocution during sex a homicide

Man convicted in wife's electrocution
March 13, 2009 7:57:46 AM PDT
A south-central Pennsylvania man who maintained his wife's electrocution death was an accident has been convicted of third-degree murder and other offenses.

But a York County jury acquitted 38-year-old Toby Taylor on Thursday evening of the most serious charge of first-degree murder. District Attorney Stan Rebert says he will seek the maximum sentence of 20 to 40 years in prison for the Lower Windsor Township man.

In addition to third-degree murder, Taylor was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the Jan. 23, 2008 electrocution of 29-year-old Kirsten Taylor.

Taylor had maintained he used an electric shock to stimulate his wife during sex.

Information from: York Daily Record,