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Man Arrested After Cannonball Blast Kills Woman

March 07, 2012  | 

A San Diego County man was arrested, after a homemade heavy artillery cannon exploded and killed his girlfriend, who was inside a nearby mobile home.

Richard Fox, 39, has been charged with detonating an explosive device in a manner resulting in death. San Diego County Sheriff's deputies arrested Fox early Tuesday, after shrapnel from the cannon struck and killed Jeanette Ogara, 38, who was in the trailer with her 4-year-old daughter, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Fox's brother Jerry told U-T San Diego that his brother liked to "live on the edge."


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Frank @ 3/7/2012 7:26 PM

"Live on the edge" Edge of what stupidity? Full moon out there?

Greg @ 3/8/2012 3:52 AM

Poor re-reporting here. He didn't fire a cannon into the trailer, the cannon blew up and shrapnel injured him and killed her. He stupidly used ingredients from fireworks in the cannon...so he was living on borrowed time with that choice. I'd guess his "cannon" was an industrial gas cylinder with the end cut off (they're used to make bowling ball mortars and are a lot of fun to shoot). They aren't illegal but can be "interesting" when Bubba hasn't a clue what he's doing.

Trigger @ 3/8/2012 6:45 AM

Wow, too bad it did not take him out, that dna line needs to be eliminated.

M.Conner @ 3/8/2012 6:55 AM

You know what they say,"you can't fix stupid".

R. G. Montgomery @ 3/12/2012 9:55 AM

Another example of 'seemed like a good idea at the time'.

I've wanted to build a black powder mortar (throwing aluminum cans or bowling balls) and a trebuchet; but even here in Nebraska there are few places to shoot them. Not in my back yard, assuredly.

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