Missouri man convicted of stalking wife to MaineAP , Associated Press
Sep. 17, 2013 6:57 AM ET
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/14dSxk3 ) 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.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com