In the early Tuesday morning hours Richard Fox (peet: “Dick” Fox?) had been drinking and decided to fill his cannon with firework powder, and the resulting cannonball cut a “large sized” hole into the side of their trailer. The wife was killed and her 4 yr old daughter and three other adults in the trailer home were not injured. Fox was treated for shrapnel wounds before being arrested for causing a deadly explosion.
It hasn’t been determined if the explosion was accidental, but Fox was reportedly despondent upon the police’s arrival.
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