Utah beauty queen charged for possessing bombs
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Last Updated: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 11:15
  
Salt Lake City: Prosecutors have filed charges of bomb possession against a recently crowned Utah beauty pageant winner.

Kendra McKenzie Gill was arrested last weekend with three accomplices for what one described as a prank. All four face the same set of four felony charges, prosecutor Blake Nakamura said Friday.

The 18-year-olds were arrested last Saturday after driving around neighborhoods and allegedly tossing plastic bottles filled with caustic chemicals at people they knew. Nobody was injured.

"We don't really understand a clear reason for their behavior," Nakamura said. "The reason we charged them is obviously, what they possessed was indeed explosives, and we're alleging they were throwing them near homes and at people, and therefore, had the potential to cause a great deal of harm."

Felony bomb possession is punishable by 1 to 15 years in prison.

Gill was crowned Miss Riverton, topping a slate of nine beauty contestants earlier this summer in the Salt Lake City suburb. She showed off years of piano training with a Scott Joplin number and took home a USD 2,000 scholarship.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, August 11, 2013, 10:31


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