- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) - A plot of land in Biddeford where a convicted murderer’s house once stood may soon be a park.

The City Council is scheduled vote Tuesday on design plans for Williams Court Park’s expansion into the land where Rory Holland’s house once stood.

Holland was convicted of two counts of murder in 2010 and sentenced to life in prison for the 2009 shooting deaths of 21-year-old Derek Greene and 19-year-old Gage Greene in front of his home. Holland maintained that the Greene brothers were the aggressors and the shootings were self-defense.

The city seized the property by eminent domain and tore down the ramshackle home to the cheers of neighborhood residents.

Councilor Bob Mills tells the Portland Press Herald (https://bit.ly/1imcpnM ) expanding the park is “letting the neighborhood move forward.”

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, https://www.pressherald.com

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