Crews Demolish Home Where Newtown School Shooter Lived

The Newtown home of the man who killed 20 first graders and six staff members in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012 has been demolished.

All that now remains at 36 Yogananda Street, where Adam Lanza lived with his mother Nancy, is a lot of land, which is expected to remain as open space.

On Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza shot his mother before heading to Sandy Hook, where he carried out the massacre and then committed suicide, according to police.

The demolition began on Monday and was completed the same day, officials from Newtown Public Works said.

Several neighbors said the 3,100-square-foot house was a constant reminder of the tragdey and asked that it be taken down.

In December, the town acquired the property. A month later, the Newtown Legislative Council voted to tear it down.

Last month, First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said Manafort Brothers, a construction company with ties to the town, agreed to demolish the house for free as a way to honor the victims of the shooting.

Manafort's offer was expected to save about $30,000 that Newtown planned to spend with money from an insurance fund set aside for costs associated with the shootings, the News-Times reported. The fund was used to demolish the Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2013.

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