MacDonald Home Where Wife And Daughters Were Killed Torn Down

The house where former Army Special Forces doctor Jeffrey MacDonald's wife and daughters were killed was torn down Saturday to make room for a new neighborhood center.

Picerne Military Housing, the private company in charge of building and maintaining homes on Fort Bragg, has been systematically renovating or demolishing older homes on the post to make room for new homes. The company told The Fayetteville Observer that the MacDonald house was not targeted for demolition.

Colette MacDonald, 6-year-old Kimberly and 2-year-old Kristen Jean, were stabbed to death on Feb. 17, 1970. Jeffrey MacDonald told investigators that day that four people dressed like hippies broke into his house and attacked him and his family.

A federal grand jury indicted MacDonald in 1975, and he was free until 1979, when he was convicted of the murders. He is in federal prison and has maintained his innocence.

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  • by Kimberly Location: Washington, NC on Mar 16, 2008 at 02:49 PM
    I remember in 1985 when I was 13-years-old walking by that house with friends when we were stationed at Bragg and I'm actually happy that they tore it down. At that time the house had not been lived in and there were boards over all the windows and doors. I know that as I young child I was happy that we didn't live in that house. And I can say at the age of 35 I would not want to live in the house knowing the story. I heard years later that they began letting military families live in the house but I'm not really sure if that was true or not.

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