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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