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No injuries after bomb set off at La. ranch

5 years 1 month 6 days ago Monday, December 21 2015 Dec 21, 2015 December 21, 2015 5:51 PM December 21, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

BENTON, La. - A north Louisiana woman whose bedroom was bombed says she's horrified by the action but feels sorry for the arrested man.

Tracy Hewlett owns Holly Hill Farm Equestrian Center with her husband. Their maintenance worker, Douglas Holley, faces charges in the Saturday blast. On Monday, Hewlett said Holley must be mentally ill, and she wishes he'd found help. Instead, Hewlett says, he's ruined his own life.

She says other employees have told them about odd things Hewlett says against the government and about witchcraft.

Hewlett described how the bomb launched her out of bed, her husband sailing over her.

But they, their three small dogs and their cat were unharmed - though there's shrapnel in the ceiling and dagger-like splinters all over the room.

Hewlett calls coming through without a scratch "our Christmas miracle."

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