The Case of The Electrocuted Lover: A Shocking True Crime Story
Was it a case of murder or simply a sex fetish gone terribly wrong?
Toby Taylor, 37, told police in January 2008 he discovered his wife, Kirsten, 27, unconscious and suffering from severe burns on her nipples inside their York County, Pa. mobile home.
She was pronounced dead at a local hospital
The cause of death, Toby said, was tragic, but understandable.
“She stepped out of the shower, soaking wet, grabbed her hair driver and got shocked,” Toby said.
Chief David Sterner of the Lower Windsor Police Department said his officers almost bought into that explanation.
There was a hair dryer in the house. But it was not in the bathroom. Toby told the officer he had put it under the sink. Sure enough, there was a hair dryer under the sink, but the cabinet was closed and had child safety locks on it.
This is where Toby’s story of the hair dryer in the shower really fell apart. The first police officer on the scene, Sgt. Timothy Caldwell, said he found Kirsten on the ground, fully clothed, with Toby next to her on the phone trying to perform CPR.
Did she take a shower fully clothed?
Of course not, Toby said he dressed Kirsten, even though she was unconscious, burned, and her heart had stopped. Toby explained he wanted to have her fully clothed in case he had to drive Kirsten to the hospital.
Sgt. Caldwell called the assistant district attorney. Even a rookie cop could see there was something wrong with this story.
Detective Jim McBride interviewed Toby at York Hospital after Kirsten was pronounced dead.
It didn’t take long before the law enforcement tag team resulted in Toby changing his story.
According to the police affidavit turned in as evidence, Toby admitted the first story was a lie, and that he and Kirsten were into “weird sexual behaviors.
He said Kirsten got off by attaching metal clips, which was attached to an electrical cord, to her nipples and other parts of her body. When she was all hooked up and plugged into an outlet strip, Toby would flip the switch.
Toby usually gave her short, short zaps of electricity— five, 10 seconds, maybe 15 seconds at the most.
This night, Toby said Kirsten shocked herself at first, then called him over to shock her some more times.
Toby said he flipped the switch to send his wife to orgasmic delight three, maybe four, times. He lost count.
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