June 20, 2018
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Biddeford considering eminent domain takeover of murderer’s home

The Associated Press

BIDDEFORD, Maine — The Biddeford City Council is scheduled to consider the fate of a convicted killer’s rundown home this week.

The council is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to seize by eminent domain the dilapidated home of Rory Holland and demolish it.

City Manager John Bubier told The Portland Press Herald the South Street home is in “terrible shape.”

Authorities said the home was in poor shape even before Holland shot and killed Derek and Gage Greene in June 2009. They say it was cluttered and had no electricity or running water. In the three years since, things have only gotten worse as the house has been vandalized.

Holland was convicted of two counts of murder and sentenced in February 2011 to concurrent life sentences in prison. He claimed self-defense.

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