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San Diego man's frantic 911 call after firing cannon that killed girlfriend

A 38-year-old woman in San Diego County was killed Tuesday by a cannonball fired by her boyfriend.

March 9, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A San Diego County man made a frantic 911 call after he lit a homemade cannon that killed his girlfriend.

Richard Fox, 39, entered a plea of not guilty Thursday in the explosion at his mobile home in Potrero. Jeannette Ogara, 38, was killed in Tuesday's blast.

Prosecutors say both Fox and Ogara were drinking inside the trailer when Fox stepped outside to ignite the cannon.

"I went out there and I lit this stupid homemade cannon with this firework in there and it went off and blew a hole through the side of the house, and oh my God, oh my God, I don't think she's alive anymore. Oh my God," Fox is heard saying on the 911 tape.

Fox was arrested for investigation of exploding a device resulting in death. The judge ordered bail to be set at $3.5 million.


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