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Is a Rock a Destructive Device?

A 23 year old was a href=”http://www3.knoxnews.com/kns/local_news/article/0,1406,KNS_347_4384992,00.html”given a life sentence this week for throwing a ten pound rock /aover an overpass here in Knoxville and killing a 69 year old woman:br /br /blockquoteMorgan was convicted under a seldom-used provision in Tennessee law that makes it first-degree murder if death results from the throwing or placement of a “destructive device” or bomb. br /br /Defense attorney Russell T. Greene said he was disappointed by the verdict but was not completely surprised because jurors had asked questions during deliberations about the “device” charge. br /br /He said he would appeal. /blockquotebr /br /I find this statement from the defendant interesting:br /br /”Morgan testified that what he did was stupid but he never intended to hurt anyone.” br /br /Uhhh..you didn’t? I wonder what this guy can cook up when he does mean to hurt someone? What do you think–is a life sentence too long for this guy or not?