Missouri man convicted of stalking wife to Maine with guns, machete and bayonet

09/17/2013 7:08 AM

09/17/2013 7:09 AM

A Missouri man has been found guilty of interstate stalking for driving to Maine with a car full of guns intending to kill his estranged wife.

Benjamin Lee was convicted Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland after a five-day trial and three hours of jury deliberations.

The 52-year-old Lee, of Springfield, Mo., was arrested last September after he was spotted driving past his estranged wife’s Limerick home.

Police say they found five guns and ammunition, a machete, a bayonet, handcuffs, duct tape, rubber gloves, camouflage face paint and other items in his car.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Lee’s attorney said his client only made threats when he was under the influence of “extremely high doses of prescription medication” as a result of a car crash.

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