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Posted: 5/7/2003 10:40:19 AM EST
[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/england/northamptonshire/3007751.stm[/url]

Man killed in pipe bomb stunt

A Northamptonshire man who was fascinated with explosives blew himself up after putting a home-made pipe bomb in his mouth and lighting the fuse, an inquest has heard.

Kevin Barnes, 20, of Joseph Priestly Court in Daventry, took the device into his mouth and flicked a lighter as his petrified flatmates and girlfriend looked on.

The bomb, which might have been created using instructions from a book on explosives, then blew up, causing him serious head injuries, and he died on the same day - 13 July, 2002.

Recording a verdict of accidental death, Northamptonshire Coroner Anne Pember said she was satisfied he had not intended to take his own life.

She said complications from a risky medical procedure meant to save him contributed to his death.

Mr Barnes was described as a risk-taker with a history of harming himself and the inquest heard he had a short temper.

His girlfriend, Elizabeth Elliot, said: "My opinion was that Kevin was mucking about but didn't actually mean for the pipe bomb to go off.

"People threatened to go to the police about it but Kevin was Kevin; nobody had the guts to."

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Link Posted: 5/7/2003 10:45:07 AM EST
[#1]
There's a pic floating around of a guy who put a blasting cap in his mouth and it went off - thought that was the dumbest until this....
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 10:53:17 AM EST
[#2]
[url]www.rotten.com[/url]
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 11:19:13 AM EST
[#3]
[b]Recording a verdict of accidental death, Northamptonshire Coroner Anne Pember said she was satisfied he had not intended to take his own life. [/b]

And if she wasn't satisfied?  Would he have been brought up on charges?
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 11:39:54 AM EST
[#4]
As fireworks season is nearly here IMHO some of these pics of dismembered people might just make people remember to "light fuse and get away"
I shoot about 30 shows a year and it always amazes me how people will have these momentary lapses of reason!!!! Unfortunetly all it takes is a moment!!!
BIG
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 11:40:13 AM EST
[#5]
Quoted:
[b]Recording a verdict of accidental death, Northamptonshire Coroner Anne Pember said she was satisfied he had not intended to take his own life. [/b]

And if she wasn't satisfied?  Would he have been brought up on charges?
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Only if he had harmed a burglar in detonating the device.
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 11:44:21 AM EST
[#6]
[LOLabove][LOL][LOL][LOLabove]
Link Posted: 5/7/2003 12:13:22 PM EST
[#7]
Hey Airwolf, are you taking nominations for Darwin Awards? There are 3 threads on the first page by you about stupid people dying.


Keep em coming! [:D]
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 9:34:59 AM EST
[#8]
Thinning of the herds....it's a good and natural thing....
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 9:39:59 AM EST
[#9]
[lol]

Thanks, Airwolf, for a new graphic for my collection!
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