Senior Divorce Turns Near-Fatal Times Three

Elderly couple married twenty years.

Wife files for divorce.

Wife obtains restraining order against 75 year old Husband.

Case drags on.

Husband unhappy.

Husband sets Wife’s house on fire, starting it in the attached garage.

Husband posts sign on the fence blaming “family court” for the fire.

Husband then sets Wife’s adult daughter’s house on fire, also starting it in the garage there.

Then Husband shoots himself in the head with a nail gun.

Wife and stepdaughter survive.

Husband survives.

Husband charged with attempted murder and arson.

Seventy-five year old Husband faces life sentence.

Read more in this San Diego Union Tribune article: Man who went on rampage over pending divorce to stand trial.