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May 30, 2005

A 4-year-old boy was shot and killed Sunday afternoon after he slipped undetected behind a paper target that family members and friends were using for gun practice.

The group had gathered for the long holiday weekend at a trailer on Lake Vermilion in northeastern Minnesota when the accident happened shortly before 1:45 p.m., authorities said.

There had been light rain on and off all day, but the group decided to get in a little target practice in the yard. They didn't see the boy standing behind one of the paper targets.

The target didn't completely obscure the child, but he was wearing camouflage pants, making him difficult to see against the foliage, said Sgt. James McKenzie of the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office.

- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Last Thursday's championship fight on the reality show The Contender may have been a nail-biter, but for two Rhode Island police detectives, what they saw in the audience was more riveting than the fight itself.

The detectives glimpsed Paul N. Iannuzzi, 35, who stands accused of taking explicit photographs of a minor, state police Lt. Steven Lefebvre said.

Iannuzzi was arrested last month, but was free pending his arraignment in Superior Court. Out-of-state travel is typically restricted for suspects who are free on bail.

Iannuzzi did not have court permission to travel to Las Vegas to see Peter Manfredo Jr. fight for the $1-million prize, so officers picked him up at his home, Lefebvre said.

The state police charged him with resisting arrest, simple assault, and destroying state property. He became combative and struggled while officers handcuffed him, and kicked a dent in the door of a police cruiser, Lefebvre said.

The original charges against Iannuzzi stem from state police allegations that he took sexually explicit photographs of a girl younger than 18.

- Providence Journal


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