Man Charged with Murder In Connection With Cannon Death of Girlfriend

March 9, 2012 Updated Mar 9, 2012 at 4:37 PM EDT

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Man Charged with Murder In Connection With Cannon Death of Girlfriend

March 9, 2012 Updated Mar 9, 2012 at 4:37 PM EDT

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, a 39-year-old California man has been charged with murder after his girlfriend was killed when he allegedly fired a homemade cannon outside their home earlier this week.

The woman was inside the residence when she was struck in the chest by shrapnel, early Tuesday morning according to the Union-Tribune report. The man is being held on $3.5 million bail, according to the report.

Read the Union-Tribune story HERE.