Illustration for article titled Wired Controllers Blamed in Attempted Murder

Cops in a northeastern Pennsylvania community booked a man on attempted murder charges, saying he tried to strangle his wife with "a video game cord." Either he was playing with wired console controllers from a generation ago, or the guy went and grabbed the Xbox 360 brick to choke his spouse.

Either way, on Tuesday, Honesdale, Pa. authorities arrested Jesus Martinez-Escobar on charges of Attempted Homicide and Aggravated Assault. Not only did he attempt to strangle his wife with "a video game cable" say local cops, he also had to be hospitalized for "a self inflicted stab wound to the chest after the incident."


Wireless controllers. They save lives.

Honesdale man jailed for murder attempt [Wayne Independent]


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