Attempt, Preparation, and Harm: The Case of the Jealous Ex-Husband

An ex-husband, divorced for about a year, travels to Chicago where his ex-wife lives. He first obtains a loaded gun from the home of his
deceased father, and then drives to his ex-wife’s house. From the bushes next to the house, he sees her in the kitchen and the man he suspects is the ex-wife’s lover giving the husband’s female toddler a bath. The exhusband turns away from the window, but is arrested the next day after the gun is discovered on him by a police officer. Assume that a neighbor of the ex-wife saw the ex-husband in the bushes and reported it to the exwife, who now adamantly wants charges pressed against the ex-husband.