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Police Say Mom Shot Son Who Threw Ham, Pan

November 29, 1991

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ A woman shot her son after he threw her Thanksgiving ham to the floor, stomped on it and threw the pan at her, police said.

Octavia Overton, 73, will not be charged by police because of her age and the relatively minor injuries suffered by her son, George, 35, police spokesman Steve Canady said.

Overton disappeared after being treated at a hospital for a minor chest wound, officials in the central Arkansas community said.

Ms. Overton said her son came home drunk Wednesday and began to argue with her about his car, which was stuck in a ditch, police said.

Overton picked up her ham, threw it on the floor and stomped on it. He then threw the pan at her, police said.

Ms. Overton told police that she fired twice at her son with a handgun.

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