Cops: Man tried to electrocute father over will

Posted at 9:38 AM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 09:38:05-05

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man is accused of trying to electrocute his father after finding out he was the sole beneficiary of the man's will.

In a news release, Ormond Beach police said Monday that 81-year-old John Knudsen told them his 44-year-old son, also named John Knudsen, held two black wires to his chest early Thanksgiving morning.

Police say the older man passed out briefly but sneaked out of the house when his son left the room.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that police say the two initially argued Nov. 22 after the son was told to get a job.

Police say the son is charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault on an elderly disabled person. Jail records don't indicate whether he's hired an attorney to contact for comment on the case.