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Package Bomb Kills Vermont Teen

Chris Marquis was only 17 years old, but he had angered a lot of people. Some were upset by his behavior on citizens band radio, where his handle was "Psycho." Others accused him of operating a scam on the Internet. On Thursday, a package exploded, killing the boy and seriously injuring his mother.

An avid user of both CB radio and the Internet, Marquis apparently had angered some people by selling CB equipment over the Internet, but not delivering.

A series of Internet messages complain about Marquis, even threaten to harm him, and warn others about dealing with him.

A bomb delivered from out-of-state killed Marquis Thursday as he was opening the package, which just had been delivered by United Parcel Service.

The blast seriously injured his mother, 52-year-old Sheila Rockwell, who was also in the room.

Police say the package bombing is the first of its kind in the state, and it will be treated as a homicide.

Pat Richards, who heard the blast, told CBS affiliate WCAX: "I was walking with a friend, and we heard a loud 'boom' that made your heart stop for a second. My first impression was that it was a furnace that blew up."

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