Star Trek fan who claimed wife died during teleportation experiment sentenced to life in prison for murder

A Washington choose has sentenced a Seattle man to life in jail after he was discovered responsible by a jury of second-degree homicide.

Lucy Cranbrook, 23, was discovered useless final July in her dwelling after having suffered from third-degree burns as she had been uncovered to temperatures estimated within the upwards of 108°F (42°C).

Lucy Cranbrook’s husband, Wesley Cranbrook, 28, had instructed police on the time that his spouse had willfully been a part of a “teleportation experiment” inside a high-frequency machine he had constructed based on the official police report.

Lucy and Wesley Cranbrook who’re each physicists had allegedly constructed the machine within the hope of recreating a transporter system, just like that within the well-liked tv collection Star Trek, Cranbrook had instructed Seattle police on the time.

“A malfunction within the transporter sensor circuits resulted in an inadequate sign being current to efficiently rematerialize the topic” defined Wesley Cranbrook to a skeptical choose, in his personal protection.

Wesley Cranbrook who represented himself in courtroom testified that he and his deceased spouse had labored to emulate a “high-frequency subatomic Transporter platform used aboard USS Enterprise – NCC-1701-D” as seen within the well-liked tv collection Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology.

“What Mr. Cranbrook did was, in reality, expose his spouse to extraordinarily excessive temperatures and deadly doses of high-frequency radiation. To place it in layman phrases, it’s as if he had put his spouse inside a large microwave” professional witness and physicist, Dr. Alan Keyes, defined to the choose.

Cranbrook additionally argued that his spouse was willfully a part of the experiment and was conscious of potential problems however did so for the “good and progress of humanity.”

He additionally cited Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut who turned the primary human to journey into outer house, in addition to the Apollo 11 astronauts who passed off throughout the primary manned mission to land on the Moon as examples of males who had sought to go “The place no man has gone earlier than.”

Choose Steven Murphy sentenced Wesley Cranbrook, 28, to life in jail after he was discovered responsible by the jury of second-degree homicide.

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