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    Shell Shocked ~ family home hit with stray artillery

    Scott and Lori Connors' family room looks like it was bombed. There are random holes in the walls, gashes in the fabric of the couch and chair. There's broken glass everywhere and a sheet of plywood where the window used to be.

    Outside, a shed is in tatters, and there's a boulder-size crater in the lawn. Upstairs, there are pieces of shrapnel imbedded in the bathroom wall.

    A large mirror has what looks like bullet holes in the glass.

    It looks like it was bombed because it was.

    A 105mm howitzer shell fired near Sundance in Provo Canyon overshot its mark and landed with a bang in the Conners' back yard. The boom was heard over several blocks.

    Debris from the 3 p.m. explosion Wednesday also damaged a car across the street from the Connors' home and two other houses in the vicinity of 1600 East and 500 South on the Pleasant Grove bench.

    It was a miracle no one was killed or injured, said Scott Connors.

    The Connors' 3-year-old son was lying on the family room floor watching television when the mortar exploded. If he had raised his head or if he'd been standing, he would have been in the path of several bits of deadly flying shrapnel.

    http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600121107,00.html

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    OMG! As if there aren't enough criminals out there shooting at people, now the army is too. Wonder how the military will try to get explain why they were practicing within range of a private citizens home?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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