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Thanksgiving dinner ends with guest's death, charges say

The meal reportedly took a nasty turn after a man took out a crack pipe.
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An argument over a crack pipe during a Thanksgiving Day dinner led to a man being killed, charges say.

Tempers flared when 69-year-old Edward Caliph took out a crack pipe. He had been invited over for Thanksgiving Day dinner by Anenia Marie Hare, 47, at her home on 33rd Avenue South, Minneapolis.

He lit up the pipe just as they were about to start eating, which angered his host because he didn't ask for permission, nor did he offer to share, according to charges filed by the Hennepin County Attorney's Office on Monday.

The two fought as Hare brandished a TV antenna and a butcher's knife in an apparent "attempt to be dominant" and to prevent Caliph from leaving.

Caliph yelled for neighbors to call 911. Hare then was said to have used a vacuum cleaner to break one of her windows.

They continued to grapple, with Caliph trying to wrestle the knife from Hare's hands, before they fell to the floor by the broken window, with Hare on top and Caliph face down.

Despite Hare telling police Caliph "appeared to be snoring," officers found him dead by the window. It's not clear what injuries caused his death at this stage, with an autopsy finding he died from "homicidal violence."

"I put his ass to sleep," Hare allegedly told police, the Star Tribune reports. "I just grabbed him by the front and he went down. To me it just felt like I put him in a sleeper hold or something."

She has been charged with second-degree murder without intent.

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