We’re not quite sure what to make of this one! A man in Illinois has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after allegedly closing the lid of a hot tub on his wife, who was unable to get out on her own.
Eric Huska, 58, along with his wife Laura, 57, seemed to be enjoying an afternoon in their backyard hot tub recently, which can be seen on home security footage. Things took a dramatic turn soon after, though.
The footage shows the couple enjoying some cocktails, with Eric getting out of the hot tub soon after. When Laura unsuccessfully tried to get out of the hot tub, though, the security camera shows Eric attempting to help her out at first. However, things changed quick when he suddenly closed the lid of the hot tub on her and went back into their house.
Laura can clearly be seen struggling to get out of the hot tub on her own, and soon, she was no longer struggling.
While it’s not clear what Eric did in the house, but when he did return after 90 minutes, he found the lid shut to the hot tub. When he opened the lid, Laura was unconscious and floating in the water.
Mr. Huska called 911 and paramedics took Laura to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
“It’s a tragic incident. Unfortunately the woman died. Alcohol and hot tubs don’t mix,” the local police chief said.
Eric has now been arrested with the death being ruled a homicide. Authorities said alcohol was a major factor in the the death, but Eric has been released from jail on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond. He is scheduled to go back to court soon.
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