The idea of electrocution is a very horrific way to die. “Cell phones, scientific experiments, stun guns, faulty wires,” and even ordinary outlets can be delivery systems for agonizing deaths. Deaths from electrocution are common, and murders involving torture with electrocution occur at an alarming frequency. Sometimes, electricity is used as a weapon of crime.
10: SHOCKING MYTHS ABOUT ELECTRICITY
In February 2015, Florida police shot Calvon Reed to death. Residents of the Wynmoor retirement community contacted authorities, noting that Reed, 39, had been injured and needed medical attention. After Reed refused the officers' help, they hit him several times in the chest. Eyewitnesses recall hearing Reed crying "I can't breathe" and "They're going to kill me."
Reade's death was ruled a homicide and led to the sudden retirement of Coconut Creek Police Chief. At first, investigators kept the information about Reed's death a secret. Three of the four officers involved let their certificates with lightning lapse. An autopsy revealed that "recent cocaine use" had worsened Reed's condition. However, 'EMD complications' were the cause of death. Cocaine has been linked to death by lightning in the past. In most cases, cocaine is listed as the cause of death in an attempt to demonize overzealous police victims.
9: THE DEATH OF A SPY IN CAIRO
In early 2016, the body of Giulio Regeni, 28, was found in a pit on the outskirts of Cairo. A Cambridge doctoral student had been missing for two weeks. An autopsy revealed he had a brain hemorrhage, seven broken ribs, and electrocuted his penis. He was also cut with a razor blade, beaten with sticks, and repeatedly kicked and punched. The tops of both ears were cut off, and many fingers and nails were pulled out.
Regeni was most likely killed as a suspected spy. An Italian graduate student was studying Egyptian trade unions. He wrote several articles criticizing the administration of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Three Egyptian security officials revealed the arrest of Regeni. The three asserted that he launched red flags because of his research project and his connections with the left-wing April 6 movement and the Muslim Brotherhood - both considered enemies of the state.
8: SLAUGHTER OF SEXUAL JEALOUSY
Last summer, Indian police discovered Alka Kumari's naked remains at her family's home in Amishar. The coroner's report revealed that the 25-year-old was the victim of a murder. First, she was strangled. Then her breasts and genitals were electrocuted. She was attacked with a two-foot sword, before an electric current could reach through it, burning her internal organs.
The police believe that the real motive behind the murder was "sexual jealousy". They spot a note that says "I miss you". Cold drinks were sitting in the room where her body was found. The police also discovered that a mobile phone lacked a SIM card. Cash, gold and silver ornaments were taken. However, investigators believe this was to give a visualization of the robbery, throwing them off the trail of the real killer. The brutality of the murder suggests the presence of a person with a personal connection to Alka. Five years before her murder, Alka was married. It only lasted for days.
7: COPPER HEIST WENT WRONG
In 2015, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office received a report of a body near Highway 221. The deceased is Charles "Chip" Rednor. The forensic report revealed the death of the 39-year-old as a result of electrocution. Arrest warrants have been issued for David Wade, 43, and Robert Brown, 52. Georgia authorities believe the two, along with Rednor, were trying to steal copper wires from atop electricity poles. The couple were charged with the felony of murder, concealment of death and robbery by looting. At the time of his death, Rednor was on probation for theft of an air conditioning unit.
Copper theft is an epidemic. It is estimated that the illegal copper trade is worth $1 billion a year. It remains valuable as scrap due to its uses in optical fibers, plumbing, and almost all electrical appliances. As a tangible asset, it is very difficult to trace it. Thieves will go almost anywhere to find the precious metal.
6: CUCKOLD KILLER
In 2014, Chua Chu Kang's body was discovered at Senji Gedong Camp in Malaysia. The caterpillars saw through the poorly decomposing corpse. His hands were tied and he pulled his shirt up to his neck. His scalp was damaged and his eyes were missing. An autopsy revealed that he died of blunt trauma to the head and face.
Chia Kee Chen, 55, is accused of murder. Prosecutors believe that the dispute arose due to an affair between Chen and Kang's wife. The relationship broke off. However, a New Year's text message sparked a frenzy. Chen and two of his accomplices assaulted Kang in a parking lot and forced him into the back of a truck. They tied him up and electrocuted him. They then beat Kang to death before dumping his body. Chen's old friend Chua Leung Aik, 66, and his business partner, Vibri Iruansiah Djatmiko, have also been charged with murder.
5: SUICIDE KILL SEX TAPE
In January, Virginia police discovered the nude body of Kim Yoon in the basement of Annandale's home. Her hands were tied to a 73-year-old man. When the authorities approached, the man wrapped an electrical wire around his wrist and began convulsing. The wire was connected to an awl jammed in the circuit breaker - an improvised electroshock device. Yoon, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene. The unidentified man was detained and taken to hospital.
The police traced Yoon's cell phone to Annandale's residence. The Knocks were unanswered, but they discovered the horrific scene by peeking through the basement window. Investigators discovered a note indicating that the man wanted to kill Yoon and kill himself. There was also a DVD sex tape for the couple. There was no indication that Yun had been kidnapped. However, her death is being investigated as a murder. The motive remains a mystery.
4: CELL PHONE HONOR KILLING
17-year-old Emin Demirtas was electrocuted to death by her brother for using a cell phone without his consent. According to Kassem Demirtas, 29, suspicions have developed about his sister's use of the mobile phone to meet new people. He repeatedly dials the phone and asks for the passcode so he can read her messages. When I refused. Qasim tortured and electrocuted her to death. Their father was arrested with Qasim for encouraging brutality.
Nearly 300 women are killed by domestic violence every year in Turkey. Honor killings are common, Activists believe that many suicides have not been reported. The murder took place in Batman, Turkey. Between the year 1995 and 2006, at least 71 women Qadeer, committed suicide in the conservative city. Murders in which a woman's family is killed after a "shameful" act are illegal in Turkey. However, officials often look the other way and judges issue lenient sentences.
3: IPHONE HORROR
In 2014, Wu Wenyuan's charred body was discovered next to the bed of a broken iPhone 4S. The phone screen shattered, and the 18-year-old was not breathing. The coroner's report revealed signs of electrocution on her neck, hands, and left foot. The cause of death was electrocution from the "electrical leakage" of the cell phone. Investigators determined that the phone had been connected to a disconnected charger, which may have caused electrocution.
This isn't the only time an iPhone has electrocuted someone. In 2015, Evgena Sviridenko was killed when she dropped her cell phone in the bathroom. The 24-year-old Moscow resident was looking at her social media page when the electrically conductive phone hit water. Sviridenko's roommate discovered that she was pale and floating. Her skin was still shivering from the electric shock. Investigators believe that an off-brand charger was most likely responsible for Sviridenko's death from cell phone electrocution.
2: ELECTRIC PEDOPHILE
Sonia Bay's body was discovered in bushes near Stronaway Industrial Park. An autopsy revealed that the seven-year-old South African girl was raped before being electrocuted to death. Sonia was kidnapped while she was sneaking out with a friend to buy snacks at a local store. A combined force of police and local residents began the search. Specialized K9 search and rescue units combed cemeteries and alleys.
A group of 200 New Brighton residents, mostly women, chased after the man who allegedly kidnapped, raped and electrocuted Sonya Bay. They threw stones and beat him. The police had to intervene. According to the guards, the man was pretending to be deaf and was seen playing with children near where Sonya was kidnapped. Residents immediately suspected, because the man was not a local. When questioned, he doubled down on his actions and fled, leaving behind his false teeth.
1: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME
A 15-year-old boy from Ohio was electrocuted to death while re-creating a YouTube video. Morgan Wojciechowski was trying to experiment with "Jacob's Ladder," which involves a high-voltage electric arc traveling between two points - often wires. The parents of the new high school student were alerted to the problem when they heard "a lot of noise" coming from the garage. Emergency crews were dispatched, but it was too late. Morgan was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Investigators discovered a microwave battery pack connected to an electrical outlet via multiple extension cords. Jumper cables from the battery pack are attached to wire hangers, which are thought to be the points to which the electricity will travel. Wojciechowski's family was aware of Morgan's experiences. However, they are unaware of the video that prompted him to recreate the deadly experience. Jacob's Ladder displays can be found in museums and science centers. They are dangerous and should not be tampered with at home.