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Connecticut home of Sandy Hook school shooter is demolished

The home where Adam Lanza and his mother,  Nancy Lanza, lived in Newtown, Conn., will be demolshed.
The home where Adam Lanza and his mother, Nancy Lanza, lived in Newtown, Conn., will be demolshed.(Associated Press)

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Connecticut home of the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been demolished, Newtown officials said Tuesday.

The 2-acre lot where the 3,100-square-foot house once stood in a leafy suburban neighborhood will be left as open space under a plan approved by town officials.

Several neighbors had asked for the building to be taken down, describing it as a constant reminder of the tragedy. Among them, Dave Ackart said in a letter: ‘‘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.’’

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Adam Lanza killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, inside the house on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, then drove to the school and gunned down 20 children and 6 adults before committing suicide.

The yellow house with green shutters on Yogananda Street was torn down Monday. First Selectman Pat Llodra said Tuesday that the demolition of the foundation and driveway would be completed within another day and plans call for the land to be leveled this spring and new plantings started.

Everything inside the home had previously been removed and incinerated so that no remnants were available to become memorabilia.

Associated Press