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Man in Booby-trapped House Died from Accidental Gunshot Wound

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KERN COUNTY, Calif. (KMPH) -

The death of a Kern County man whose body was found at his booby-trapped home last weekend has been ruled an accident.

An autopsy revealed that Paul Morningstar, 66, died from an accidental shotgun wound to his upper-body.

Kern County Sheriff's deputies found the body inside Morningstar's home in Bodfish, after neighbors said they hadn't seen him in a few days.

The SWAT team spent last weekend combing the house, after booby traps were found by a robot. It wasn't until Sunday, Dec. 22, that they found Morningstar's body.

Neighbors told the Bakersfield California that Morningstar was paranoid and believed someone was trying to kill him.

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