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Blackstone Home Where Infants Found Dead To Be Torn Down Oct. 21

BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — The squalid Massachusetts home in which three dead infants were found will be torn down later this month.

The Blackstone Board of Health on Tuesday awarded an $8,500 contract for the home's demolition starting Oct. 21.

The owner, Kristina Rivera, of Woonsocket, Rhode island, will be notified Wednesday.

She can go to court to halt the demolition but so far has refused to cooperate with Blackstone officials.

She did not attend Tuesday's meeting.

The baby remains were found in the house last month. Four other children had been removed from the home in August. The house was infested with rodents and insects, piled high with dirty diapers and contained dead animals.

One former occupant is facing charges including fetal death concealment.

Another occupant, the owner's brother, is facing drug charges.

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