Man Charged With Murder for Makeshift Cannon Death

Richard Fox allegedly killed his girlfriend when he fired cannon into his house.
2:50 | 03/12/12

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Now to bizarre tragedy a man charged with murder for allegedly firing a makeshift can -- Into his home killing his girlfriend and BC's Andrea canning is here with the story of emotional. 911 call me just moments after that explosion morning good morning -- it's rare that you hear -- 911 call like this one. And in that frantic call the suspect crying tries to explain how that deadly device went off. And actually apologizes for what happens. -- -- -- -- It started as a simple Monday night among friends for 39 year old Richard fox and then things went horribly wrong. They're coming -- could have happened. Did you think you know they'll bring it on him he bear little aluminum and -- -- went down Newton. Homemade cannons but -- firework -- and went out there would pummel him. Hayden and -- and then. -- -- An emotional fox can be heard calling 911 after lighting a homemade cannon like this. Causing the 26 inch -- to shatter sending -- rocketing into the side of his home. Inside his girlfriend 38 year old -- -- gar was directly in its path shrapnel hitting her in the chest and killing her instantly. Although it didn't seem similar that you. But the -- -- it down already at -- if it was a little. Only ignorant who were wouldn't want Ballmer won't -- -- -- OK well I OK I understand. I know them both very well. And. It wasn't. -- and you can loves her. But now fox is being charged with murder held on three and a half million dollars bail and facing life in prison. He -- -- won't make or break the charge but the fact that the prosecutors. Saying. We don't think it is -- intentional. Makes you wonder -- and why did -- feel the need to pursue a murder charge. It could be because this is not Fox's first run in with the law according to court records he served time in prison in the ninety's for auto theft and weapons possession. And in 2009 he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge against his girlfriend. Who's also the mother of their four year old daughter she had been sleeping inside while our guard died just feet away. The best case scenario for him as jurors are prosecutors. Say. This is a guy who clearly didn't mean to do this. And he's completely heart broke. Fox has also been charged with child endangerment because as we mentioned the couple's four year old daughter was just feet away when this happened she's now staying with her grandparents and fox is due back in court at the end of the month three and a half million dollars felt they don't want him to go anywhere apparently not and -- thank you very much.

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