Trent Butt’s house torn down in Car­bon­ear

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The house in Car­bon­ear where Trent Butt al­legedly mur­dered his five-year-old daugh­ter is now gone for good.

On Wed­nes­day, Feb. 8, con­trac­tors made quick work of tear­ing down the house on Hay­den Heights, which was heav­ily dam­aged by fire last April. It was dur­ing the fire call that Trent Butt and his daugh­ter Quinn were found in­side the home.

Po­lice lat­ter charged Trent Butt with first-de­gree mur­der and ar­son. A seven-day pre­lim­i­nary in­quiry con­cluded last week and the ac­cused is now set to ap­pear in New­found­land and Labrador Supreme Court in St. John’s March 1 for ar­raign­ment. He has not en­tered pleas.

Car­bon­ear coun­cil is­sued a de­mo­li­tion or­der last month, re­spond­ing to com­plaints from the neigh­bour­hood about the prop­erty’s pres­ence.

ANDREW ROBIN­SON/TC ME­DIA

A dig­ger re­moves de­bris from the site where Trent Butt’s house stood prior to last Wed­nes­day’s tear down.

ANDREW ROBIN­SON/TC ME­DIA

De­bris is loaded into a truck on Hay­den Heights.

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