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Father testifies about seeing son trapped under tombstone

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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- The father of a 4-year-old Utah boy crushed to death by a tombstone while taking pictures with his family says he turned from his camera to see his son looking at him as he lay trapped under the 250-pound stone.

Zac Cheney testified Thursday as part of lawsuit alleging that shoddy maintenance left the historic headstone in Park City weak and that the cemetery association failed to warn people about possible danger.

Lawyers say the 1889 stone fell when the boy tried to pop out from behind it to make other children smile for the camera. His mother had encouraged him to help entertain the kids.

The Glenwood Cemetery Association says the cemetery was well-maintained and the headstone was solid before the boy started playing on it in July 2012.

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