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Construction firm offers to demolish shooter's home for free

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) Newtown's first selectwoman says a construction company with ties to the town has offered to demolish at no cost the home of Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza.

First Selectman Pat Llodra said Tuesday that representatives of Manafort Brothers are expected to meet with town officials this week to discuss the details and possibly set a date to demolish the house where Lanza and his mother lived.

He killed her on Dec. 14, 2012, before heading to Sandy Hook Elementary School where he fatally shot 20 students and six educators and then committed suicide.

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

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