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Fresno sells former murder site to High Speed Rail Authority

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The city of Fresno has sold a vacant lot that was the site of a 2004 mass murder to the California High Speed Rail Authority.

The 6,500-square-foot lot used to hold a home where Marcus Wesson orchestrated the murder of nine of his children. Police found nine women and children shot dead and piled on top of one another in a back bedroom.

The Fresno City Council voted last week to approve the $46,000 sale to the state Public Works Board on behalf of the California High-Speed Rail Authority. The city also sold an adjoining 1-acre lot once occupied by the Bel Aire Motel to the state for $534,000.

Fresno plans to use the money for the affordable housing efforts.


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