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.