Wisconsin murder house razed

Six people were killed there in 2007
June 21, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Wisconsin home where six people were shot and killed by a jealous sheriff's deputy last year has been demolished. About 100 people silently watched it happen from the streets of Crandon just after sunrise Saturday. Crews used a backhoe and logging crane to flatten the house, where a final candlelight vigil was held Friday night.

The house was where Tyler Peterson opened fire with a department-issued rifle last October. A seventh victim lived by playing dead. Peterson eventually killed himself.

One Crandon resident says demolishing the house is like cleaning out an infection.

Plans call for the site to become a memorial featuring a six-sided gazebo. One wall will be dedicated to each victim.


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