Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre

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Former Lanza House In Newtown, Conn. To Be Torn Down.

In this Dec. 18, 2012 file photo a police cruiser sits in the driveway of the home of Nancy Lanza, in Newtown, Conn. NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Officials in Newtown, Connecticut have voted to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Newtown Legislative Council is voting Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 on a proposal recommended by the board of selectmen to raze the 3,100-square-foot home and keep the land as open space. Ian and Nicole Hockley, whose 6-year-old son, Dylan, died in the shooting, have said they moved out of the neighborhood because seeing that house across the way was too painful for them. But neighbors say it has become a destination for macabre tourists “who still drive by and pause and take photos on a regular basis,” Ackart wrote.

Amy DeLoughy, whose house sits across the street, wrote to the council that her children’s bus stop had to be moved because it was too scary for the kids to wait near the house. Neighbor Dave Ackart wrote, “Not only is the property a constant reminder of the evil that resided there — those of us who walk, run, drive, ride or otherwise must pass it multiple times a day, are having a hard time moving on.” Legislative Council member Phillip Carroll said a Sandy Hook fundraiser that brought in $1.2 million still has about $260,000 left. “The money for the demolition can come from this fund,” he said.

Llodra has asked town attorneys to write something into the deed that will prohibit the town from profiting from any future sale or development of the land. But not everyone likes the idea of leaving the space open. “Leaving the property to nature would mean there is still a sense of darkness in our neighborhood,” she said. “Love and light that a new family would bring would help heal some of the very deep wounds we are still tending to.”

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