Over in Great Britain, things can get a bit dramatic.  Andrew Castle's wife of 18 years asked him for a divorce.  He built a make-shift electric chair in the garage and invited her in for a chat.

Once she was sitting down, he tried to knock her out with a rubber cosh, planning to electrocute her with the live wires.

But she managed to wriggle free before 230 volts of mains electricity could pulse through her body, running out screaming.

Afterwards, Castle tried to use his invention on himself.

Husband built electric chair to kill wife who asked for divorce | Mail Online.